Take a Look at What’s Happening in

Western Massachusetts…

 

“Design emphasis was placed on creating a sense of community,

healthy indoor environments and sustainability.”

Pioneer Valley Cohousing


Design Based on a Participatory Process

 

 

 

Applications Sought for 2012 AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT)

The American Institute of Architects SDAT program is a community assistance program that focuses on the principles of sustainability. SDATs bring teams of volunteer professionals (including architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, hydrologists, economists, and others) to work with community decision-makers and stakeholders to help them develop a vision and framework for a sustainable future.

Application deadline: November 18, 2011

More Funding Opportunities on the Smartgrowth.org website

“Quality of life is not an automatic byproduct of the free market. You don’t just get it. You have to plan for it.  You have to care for it.”

— Smart Growth Leadership Institute executive director Harriet Tregoning

 

“If communities fail to plan effectively for new growth and development, they will be unprepared to take advantage of the new economic development opportunities
as they become available.”

— Wisconsin Realtors Association President William Malkasian

 

“Design matters enormously in the making of great places. We have to design for what fits the land and its surroundings.”

— Ventura’s City Manager Rick Cole

 

What Exactly Is Smart Growth?

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