Rebuilding Neighborhoods: Community Development and Smart Growth

Washington, DC (February 13, 2003)- Community development and smart growth advocates have mutual interests. Both seek to increase investments in existing neighborhoods, reverse urban flight, and advance revitalization of core city, inner ring, and rural communities. This presentation answers questions critical to long term metropolitan sustainability.

Why are built communities so vital to the stemming of sprawl? What is the role of community development in the smart growth agenda? Can smart growth and community development be partners in the development of compact, mixed income, mixed use communities? How can the ties between community development and smart growth be strengthened?
Listen to Community Development and Smart Growth.
About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
Listen to the Smart Growth Speaker Series on your computer. Audio archives and other resources from past presentations are available under the Event Theme/Description. These resources are free.
For more information, contact Kevin Nelson or visit the Smart Growth Speaker Series.