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.
Rhode Island Avenue: Isolated to integrated
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | walking tour
New housing, retail, and improved transportation connections are transforming the area around the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station into a thriving multi-modal neighborhood. Join us for a closer look!
White Flint: Suburban sprawl to walkable win
Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | walking tour
White Flint was once known as a suburban mall, but today it’s evolving into Montgomery County’s newest walkable district. How did we get from suburban sprawl to such a bright future? Join us to find out!
What’s up with a more walkable Wisconsin?
Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | walking tour | in collaboration with Ward3Vision
Wisconsin Avenue in Upper NW has a lot of potential to be more than a way to get from Point A to Point B. Join us and Ward3Vision to learn how the corridor between Cathedral Heights and Tenleytown could be another great, walkable DC neighborhood.
Potomac Yard: Metroway and more
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | networking, presentation, & walking tour
in collaboration with APA Virginia & Young Professionals in Transportation
Alexandria’s Potomac Yard is one of the most exciting smart growth mega-projects in the DC region today. We’re partnering with APA Virginia and YPT-DC to bring you a special forum and tour event. Space will go quickly at this special joint event. Sign up now!
Metro to Mosaic: A Fairfax transformation
Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | walking tour
In the last few years, new development has transformed the Dunn Loring-Merrifield community. Join us as we revisit the area to see the latest mixed-use development at the Metro station and the evolution and success of the Mosaic District.
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.
Transit Day of Action
Wednesday, September 9 | multiple time slots | canvassing
Our first “Transit Day of Action” to support BRT in Montgomery County is coming up on September 9. we’ll be fanning out on September 9 to spread the word and help gather petition signatures urging the Montgomery County Council to build the BRT system.
Smart Growth Social 2015 at Eastern Market
Tuesday, October 13 | 6:30-8:30 PM | party & fundraiser | Tickets $25
Have a great night and know that you’re supporting the Coalition for Smarter Growth’s work to strengthen walkable and inclusive communities throughout the DC region! Mingle over local beverages and appetizers and meet hundreds of fellow smart growth supporters from all over the DC region.
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.
Walking tour images (top to bottom) by Robin Taylor, Dan Reed, Ted Eytan, Dan Malouff, and Mosaic. Happy hour image by Thomas Hawk.