The Coalition for Smarter Growth holds events regularly throughout the year focusing on smart growth issues and how they apply to communities in our region.
Walking Tours & Forums Series
Our signature Walking Tours & Forums Series brings together community members from all walks of life to learn about what makes a successful walkable, livable neighborhood.
Tours, typically on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall, are on-the-ground opportunities to see and feel what successful smart growth looks like. Forums occur throughout the year, and feature leading experts on hot topics like parking, zoning, affordable housing, and more. In partnership with APA, AICP credit is often available.
The Walking Tours & Forums Series is made possible by the generous support of the National Association of Realtors.
Better DC Buses: What does it take?
Wednesday, April 30 | 6:30PM – 8:00 PM
What’s the status of bus improvement plans, and what can we learn from other regions’ experiences? Join us to learn from Joseph Barr, formerly with New York City Department of Transportation, who led efforts to deliver the city’s new priority bus service, along with DDOT’s Sam Zimbabwe and WMATA’s lead bus planner Jim Hamre.
Historic Shaw’s Renaissance
Saturday, April 26 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM
DC’s historic Shaw neighborhood is in the midst of a major renaissance. So what does the future hold for old and new neighbors alike?
East Falls Church: Bridging I-66
Saturday, May 3 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Divided by I-66 and split between two jurisdictions, East Falls Church is on the cusp of big changes. View new developments and learn about plans for a vibrant, walkable and cycling-friendly neighborhood.
Twinbrook Metro: Placemaking in Process
Saturday, May 17 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Creating a walkable community with a sense of place takes time. Check out what’s new at Twinbrook Metro and get a crash course in the placemaking process.
Pentagon City: More than a Mall
Saturday, May 31 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM
When you think of Pentagon City, you might think of the mall. But the area is seeing dramatic changes as Arlington County and private developers transform it into something more.
H Street: Past & Future (& the streetcar!)
Saturday, June 7 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Learn what’s around the corner for one of DC’s most rapidly changing neighborhoods, and reflect on its past. Oh, and about that streetcar …
Community Meetings & Workshops
Our community meetings and workshops, often in partnership with allied organizations, help community members and neighborhood advocates better understand what’s going on their communities and how they can affect positive change.
No upcoming events at this time.
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