New Partners for Smart Growth

Posted on January 28, 2013

New Partners for Smart Growth
Kansas City, February 7-9, 2013

About the Event
This year, the New Partners Conference makes its way to America’s heartland—Kansas City, Missouri.

The Midwest is searching for a path to sustainability—what it means in the context of the region, and what it will take to achieve that vision. Like other parts of the country, Midwestern states are wrestling with the challenges of defining and achieving a future that transforms low-density, car-oriented communities into healthier, more walkable and economically vibrant places to live, work and raise a family. The 12th annual New Partners conference will explore practical strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to more sustainable development in the Midwest and the rest of the nation. Come join us in this process.

The conference’s trip to the Midwest underscores an expansive diversity ripe for innovative smart-growth strategies and opportunities for industrial big cities, suburban neighborhoods, small towns and rural agriculture stretching across the Great Plains to the Great Lakes to the Rust Belt to Appalachia. Both the heart of Rural America and the home of dynamic urban cores, the Midwest shows flashes of urban rebirth and the sparks of communities striving to revitalize. Throughout the region, communities are working to write the next chapters for big-city transit, suburban transportation networks, and the great freight systems that connect our country. Home to industrial giants, thriving small businesses and a rich history of agricultural life, the core of the American vision is still here in these Midwest communities, challenging us to take smart growth to new places.

http://www.newpartners.org/


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