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2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement - Part 1: Introduction

2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement - Part 2: Awards Ceremony

2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement - Part 3: Panel Disscussion


The Smart Growth speaker series, a free noon-time program, hosts speakers ten times per year.  The goal of the series is to promote dialogue and research on sustainable development strategies that preserve community character and protect the environment.

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Smart Growth is generously supported by the National Association of Realtors. Additional support is provided by Smart Growth America.

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The Difficult Rebirth of American Urbanism
May 12, 2014
New city neighborhoods are in demand, yet urbanism, transit, and walkable streets can face resistance from a deeply rooted suburban value system. Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, posits that in order to succeed, urbanists must offer a compelling vision of change.

Past Programs




      Renewing White Flint Maryland
March 5, 2014
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      A Perspective on Urban Transformation in the Digital Age
May 6, 2013
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      Smart, Green, and Connected
April 17, 2013
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      Rethinking Urban Rivers in an Age of Climate Change
March 21, 2013
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      Original Green
November 14, 2012
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      Tactical Urbanism
October 11, 2012
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      Making Smart Growth Compelling
September 19, 2012
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      The Suburban Office: Understanding the Past to Redesign the Future
June 19, 2012
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      Intelligent Cities
May 1, 2012
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      Sustainable Landscapes
April 9, 2012
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      Sustainability and the EPA
March 12, 2012
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      Human Transit
February 9, 2012
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      D.C. Streetcars
January 25, 2012
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      Essential Zoning Code Fixes
November 10, 2011
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      Ideas That Matter: The Legacy of Jane Jacobs
October 11, 2011
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      Making a Community Energy Plan
September 27, 2011
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      Active Design Joins the Fight Against Obesity
June 16, 2011
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      Regenerative Urbanism
May 24, 2011
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      The Role of Land Trusts
April 20, 2011
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      Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities - Part 2: Stephanie Bertaina
March 24, 2011
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      Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities: Part 2, Stephanie Bertaina
March 24, 2011
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      Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities - Part 1: Anna Read
March 24, 2011
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      Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities: Part 1, Anna Read
March 24, 2011
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      Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
February 14, 2011
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      What Makes Great Public Squares?
January 6, 2011
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      2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement - Part 3: Panel Disscussion
December 1, 2010
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      2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement - Part 1: Introduction
December 1, 2010
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      2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement - Part 2: Awards Ceremony
December 1, 2010
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      From Grey Street to Green Street: Redefining the American Main Street for an Era of Sustainability
July 8, 2010
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      Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities
June 9, 2010
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      Climate Change and the Developing World
May 26, 2010
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      Analyzing the Data: Smart Growth Performance in a Challenging Market
April 5, 2010
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      Maryland's Smart Growth Experience: Assessing the Impact
March 18, 2010
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      The Business Side of Smart Growth: Local Assets, Local Approaches
January 25, 2010
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      2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
December 1, 2009
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      Greening the Ghetto, and How Much It Won’t Cost Us
October 8, 2009
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      Retrofitting the Suburbs: A New Urbanist Perspective
July 19, 2009
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      Retrofitting the Suburbs: A New Urbanist Perspective
July 17, 2009
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      Achieving Neighborhood Sustainability with LEED
June 24, 2009
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      Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being
May 18, 2009
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      The Opposite of Traffic
April 14, 2009
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      Smart Growth and Green Building in the Media
March 18, 2009
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      Enterprise's Green Communities Program
February 9, 2009
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      Post-Election Analysis: What the Outcomes Mean for Smart Growth
January 6, 2009
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      Greening Streets and Cities: The Copenhagen Experience
December 4, 2008
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      National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
November 19, 2008
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      Partnering to Create Green Communities
October 28, 2008
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      Smart Growth: The Problem with Codes, and the House on the Corner
September 11, 2008
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      Planning for America’s Future Infrastructure, Economic Development and Environmental Challenges
July 8, 2008
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      Green Infrastructure Strategy for Storm Water Management
June 3, 2008
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      Philadelphia’s Central Delaware Riverfront Vision Plan
May 14, 2008
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      Celebrating 10 Years of the Smart Growth Speaker Series
April 23, 2008
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      Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods
March 26, 2008
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      The Revitalizing of Washington, D.C.'s Gallery Place/Penn Quarter Neighborhood
February 7, 2008
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      The Role of Business Improvement Districts in Creating Successful Downtown and Neighborhood Centers.
January 22, 2008
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