Vision Long Island Smart Growth Summit

Workshops include:

State of the Towns and Villages, featuring:

  • Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Town of N. Hempstead
  • Supervisor Steve Bellone, Town of Babylon
  • Supervisor Mark Lesko, Town of Brookhaven
  • Supervisor Phil Nolan, Town of Islip
  • Supervisor Sean Walter, Town of Riverhead
  • Supervisor Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead

Financing Smart Growth
Developments of Regional Impact
Wastewater Infrastructure
Transportation Reform
Clean Energy
Transit-Oriented Development
Affordable Housing
Public Safety & Downtown Revitalization
Farmers Markets & CSAs
Healthcare & Land Use
Downtown Destinations: Arts, Theaters, Hotels
NYS Smart Growth Legislation
Federal Sustainability Initiative


Tappan Zee Plans Flunk New York’s Smart Growth Test

The Cuomo administration’s plan for an extra-wide, transit-free Tappan Zee Bridge is exactly the kind of project that New York state’s smart growth law is supposed to prevent. Passed in 2010 under David Paterson’s administration, the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act requires any state infrastructure project to meet 10 smart growth criteria. Under the […]

Livability: A Small Town Value

Davidson, North Carolina, population 7,100, isn’t the kind of global metropolis that is normally looked to as a cutting-edge example of sustainable transportation planning. By making new development walkable and bikeable, Davidson, North Carolina preserved its small town character as it grew. Photo: U.S. EPA But a new series from Transportation for America holds up […]

Deadline Approaching for Towns to Get a Helping Hand With TOD

An important heads up from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign: Towns looking to shape their future around NYC region’s extensive transit network have until the end of the week to apply for a grant from Tri-State and the One Region Funders’ Group to help turn those aspirations into a concrete vision. This marks the second round […]