Webinar: Dangerous by Design 2021

The United States has a crisis: the number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 35 percent between 2008 and 2017. In 2018 alone, 6,227 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes, the highest fatality rate since 1990.

This alarming increase in the number of people killed while walking is happening because our streets, which have been designed to move vehicles as fast as possible almost all the time, are incredibly dangerous for everyone else who needs to use them. It has been more than a decade since Smart Growth America released the first edition of Dangerous by Design, and the problem has only gotten worse.

Join the report authors and some special guests to discuss the findings of  the report, how dangerous streets continue to put vulnerable people walking and traveling actively at risk, and what needs to happen to address this terrible trend. Registration and more information.

Smart Growth America’s Equity Summit: Improving racial equity, economic inclusion and restorative justice through smart growth

Join Smart Growth America for three straight days Jan. 26-28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a three-day virtual summit where it will convene an exciting group of experts, practitioners and policymakers to discuss how to center improving racial equity in smart growth work. The impressive lineup of speakers will discuss how to promote equity in housing and land use, why strong Black and brown businesses are key to neighborhood vitality, and how to right the wrongs of past damaging transportation decisions and promote restorative justice. The centerpiece of each day is a discussion between a panel of experts, moderated by a Smart Growth America expert.

Registration is free. More information.

What Does Equity in Smart Growth Really Mean: A Conversation Between Calvin Gladney and Andre Perry

Join the Smart Growth Network as Calvin Gladney, President and CEO of Smart Growth America and a national thought leader on equitable and sustainable community revitalization, and Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution and author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities meet in a virtual forum to discuss smart growth’s past, present and future. Gladney and Perry will examine the current state of built environments and the policies that have historically affected the lives of people of color and look to the future to explore the potential for positive change. Registration and more information.

Smart Growth America Transportation and Health Equity study provides guidance for Georgia

Informed by 92 health and transportation experts from across the country (including Georgia Bikes), a new report from Smart Growth America identifies the best strategies to advance health equity through transportation.

This is must read material for active transportation advocates in Georgia, as health equity is central to the argument we are making (locally and statewide) to improve conditions for bicycling, walking, and rolling in our state! Read the executive summary or download the full report.