Smart policy = smart growth: The power of public leadership

Posted by Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance on September 19, 2016

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Smart policy = smart growth:
The power of public leadership.
How three communities turned the tide against sprawl.

Sprawl is a product of outdated public policy. But public policy can counter sprawl and promote smart growth. On November 10th, we’ll celebrate three leading communities who have leveraged policy to protect open space, expand cycling options, and revitalize urban cores.

Our keynote will be Geoffrey Anderson, the head of Smart Growth America, a national advocate for smart growth policies in land use and transportation. Following his keynote presentation, DVSGA will honor the efforts of 3 local governments in the Delaware Valley as we kick off our new municipal recognition program.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Geoffrey Anderson
President and CEO, Smart Growth America

Named by Partners for Livable Communities as “One of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Sustainable Community Planning and Development,” Geoff came to his current position after eight years heading the Smart Growth Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Geoff helped to found the smart growth movement as one of the authors of the foundational 10 smart growth principles. With an extensive list of publications, Geoff has served as an expert witness in front of the U.S. Congress, has been interviewed and cited by the New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Fox News, NPR, and numerous other outlets and publications.

As a regular conference speaker, Geoff has provided assistance to numerous communities across the country including in-depth work in Cheyenne, WY; Prince George’s County, MD; and the flagship smart growth project Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA. Geoff received his Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a concentration in Resource Economics and Policy.

For more information about the speaker and his work:

Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for Implementation

The Huffington Post

The Infra – Blog focused on America’s Civil Infrastructure

The Smart Growth Network – This is Smart Growth

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