smart growth calendar
Contact: Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse

June 13, 2002, Miami Beach, Florida: Congress  For The New Urbanism X. The Tenth Congress for the New Urbanism, will look at where urbanism has gone over the past  ten years. It will focus on the greatest challenge in urbanism today — how to make existing post-war suburbs as livable and walkable as their older urban neighbors, while improving everyone's quality of life. The conference will examine transit-oriented development, improving suburban strips, and how to retrofit new downtowns into aging suburbs. 

July 11-13, Baltimore, MD: Good Jobs First's Reclaiming Economic Development Conference.  Join smart growth advocates, planners, elected officials, environmentalists,
labor leaders, educators and academics, lawyers, community leaders and other folks who are working on cutting-edge economic development issues and leading the subsidy accountability movement.  Speakers include: Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, who coined the term "smart growth;" Madeline Janis-Aparicio of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, co-winners of the landmark Staples agreement; Maria Elena Durazo, Int'l Vice President of HERE; John Hottinger, Minnesota State Senator and 3-time winner of subsidy disclosure laws; Robert McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice; and Paul Booth, Assistant to the President of AFSCME.

September 20, 2002, The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA: Saving Georgia's Landscape- A Call to Action. Governor Roy Barnes will be the keynote speaker at The Georgia Conservancy's annual conference, "Saving Georgia's Landscape: A Call to Action." The conference will address both urban and suburban issues as well as rural issues.  Speakers confirmed to date include Bob Durand, Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs; Sara Vickerman, Defenders of Wildlife; David Burke, Maryland's “Green Infrastructure” program; and Dennis Dreher, Chicago Wilderness.

October 24-25, 2002, New York, NY: How to Turn a Place Around - A
two-day training course on creating great public spaces, experienced through
the neighborhoods of New York City.  Project for Public Spaces. Change is inevitable - ugliness is not.

August 3-6, 2003, Denver, Colorado: Scenic Summit Action for America's Communities, Countryside, and Public Lands.