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Smart Growth Social 2020

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

The annual Smart Growth Social has been the Coalition for Smarter Growth‘s most popular party of the year! Of course, this year it will take place over Zoom, but we all feel the need to reconnect with friends and allies in our community in these strange and difficult times. To be restored and inspired to take action for more sustainable and inclusive communities.

This year’s special guest speaker will be Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America, the transportation arm of Smart Growth America. A former Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at USDOT, with extensive experience on the Hill, Beth has led her team to produce groundbreaking studies of American transportation and advocate for critical reforms. As we strive for a better future, we need a new federal transportation program that prioritizes transit, safe streets, racial equity, health, and fighting climate change. In a rapid-paced 15 minutes, Beth will lay out a call to action!

But you also come to Smart Growth Social for the networking with fellow creative and committed supporters of better communities. So, this year CSG will have:

  1. Breakouts to give us all a chance to catch-up and share stories.
  2. A photo contest featuring your favorite examples of placemaking, safe streets, good urban design, mixed-income housing and more. We’re encouraging you to come to the Zoom with great examples from your communities, which you can post as your Zoom background wallpaper.

In the breakouts we’ll not only catch up with each other, we’ll talk about the photos and vote on our favorites, reporting out to the full group. First prize in each category will be a gift certificate from your favorite local restaurant!

Questions? Contact Emily Maurer at emily@smartergrowth.net.

Learn more: http://www.smartergrowth.net/smartgrowthsocial/

Reserve your ticket: https://secure.everyaction.com/WlkmB6JzjEOsrbFOmYHKlg2

Free (however donations / sponsors welcome!)