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.
Growing Responsibly: Protecting Watersheds as the Route 1 Corridor Grows
Wednesday, December 3 | 7:15 PM
Did you enjoy our walking tour of the Route 1? Need a follow up to understand what Fairfax County is doing to restore the rivers from the impact of runoff? Maybe you were unable to attend but are still interested in saving the environment while supporting smart growth. Then join us for our stormwater forum as we consider the steps that need to be taken to restore the watershed surrounding the Route 1 corridor.
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.
Fall Supporter Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 19 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Join Coalition for Smarter Growth staff at JoJo’s on U St. in DC to relax and chat before the holiday season kicks into full gear. Our team of six has been hard at work this year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, so if you’d like to catch up on our victories from 2014, look ahead to 2015, or ask a burning policy question, we hope you’ll join us!
Gaithersburg Rapid Transit Open House
Thursday, December 4 | 7:30 PM
Join Coalition for Smarter Growth and Communities for Transit as we host a public meeting in Gaithersburg to discuss Montgomery County’s plans for bus rapid transit (BRT) on MD 355 N.
Looking for materials from one of our past events? Head over to our event resources to find what you’re looking for. Materials may not be available for all events, and may take 1-2 weeks to be posted. If you can’t find something specific, please email us.