Complete Streets

  • 3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support

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  • Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Studies suggest smart growth policies, complete streets design, and transit-oriented development might help save lives

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  • Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    In Smart & Resilient Cities, Susan Marlow explores why communities wanting to become more resilient should anticipate and adapt to the stressors that new technology-driven transportation will bring

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Denver’s Brighton Boulevard is a perfect example of turning a traffic-only strip of asphalt into a great urban space

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  • Come join us at transportation industry events around the world!

    Come join us at transportation industry events around the world!

    Join our experts at industry events around the world as they share knowledge about our experience with designing various components of transportation networks!

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • Looking back at Infrastructure Week: We have our marching orders—educate and advocate

    Looking back at Infrastructure Week: We have our marching orders—educate and advocate

    As practitioners, now is the time to focus on what role we can take in helping repair our infrastructure systems in the US

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  • How safe is safe enough for autonomous vehicles on our streets?

    How safe is safe enough for autonomous vehicles on our streets?

    AVs promise to make our roads safer, but we are still in the ‘learning curve’—here are 3 areas that can help speed their safe adoption

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    In this webinar, our team discussed parking best practices and how they can enable downtown growth, enhance public realm improvements, reduce parking costs, and preserve equitable mobility choices.

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    Three of our planners, designers and automated vehicle experts share their thoughts on the effects shared Autonomous Vehicles will have on urban places and mobility systems, and

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Why Urban Design Still Matters

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Why Urban Design Still Matters

    From changing commercial and retail realities to the modern epidemic of obesity, there are a lot of reasons to take hard looks at how we design our cities.

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  • Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?

    Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?

    Getting out of single-occupancy vehicles and seamlessly connecting shared travel modes will increase equity and reduce traffic congestion

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  • Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies

    Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies

    Fine-tuning by the interdisciplinary design team focuses on how sites, districts, and even cities will function tomorrow

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  • The why and how of complete streets0:00

    The why and how of complete streets

    Streets aren’t just about cars anymore. Join Stantec’s Mike Rutkowski and Craig Lewis as they explain the shift to people-oriented design, which accommodates people, bicycles, transit, and cars.

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  • Brooklyn Village: equity and innovation in urban revitalization12:54

    Brooklyn Village: equity and innovation in urban revitalization

    One of the largest redevelopment projects in the Carolinas, Brooklyn Village digs into the cultural roots of a community.

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    Here is a look at one busy intersection in Chicago and how the streetscape might look after the autonomous revolution

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  • Resilience in a Transportation System

    Resilience in a Transportation System

    In this Transportation Research Circular article, Ryan Martinson explores what resiliency is – and isn’t – and why a whole-systems approach improves transportation system resilience.

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