On February 8th, I'll be speaking at the New Partners for Smart Growth conference on this topic:
Long Strides in Smart Growth Coding in a Short Time CM-Approved
Smart growth isn't just for progressive municipalities on the coasts. Nor is it simply for quaint hamlets nestled in natural resources. Communities across the country are finding that coding for smart growth is possible in a relatively short period of time given the right mixture of political will and community advocacy techniques. This session reveals how two communities — one in the Deep South, the other from the Midwest — successfully fostered smart growth development through the adoption of the SmartCode and a Traditional Neighborhood Development ordinance, respectively.
* Nathan Norris, Director of Implementation Advisory, PlaceMakers, L.L.C.
* Chad Emerson, Assistant Professor, Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
* Robert Thompson, Executive Director, Porter County, IN
If you are at the conference, stop by and say hello...