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Smart Growth Summit Phoenix

Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:  Show map
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 North Central Avenue
Pullham Auditorium
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Be a part of the solution! Join the conversations and smart planning at the inagural Smart Growth Summit on Sept. 25, 2019.

How we choose to develop Arizona today will affect future generations, how we do business, where we live, work, and play. With careful planning we can make Arizona's future resilient while reducing environmental impact, saving money, and creating jobs.

Smart Growth for the 21st Century is a course coming to Arizona for the first time courtesy of our partners, SRP, Phoenix REALTORS®, the City of Phoenix Sustainability Office, Elite Education, and Sustainable Real Estate Education 501(c)3 non-profit. Approved for 4 hours Continuing Education in Fair Housing for ADRE licensees.

Cost: $25

Who is attending?

City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego
City of Maricopa
Arizona Association of Realtors
West Valley Association of Realtors
Scottsdale Association of Realtors
Women's Council of Realtors
Arizona State University
University of Arizona
Local First
US Green Building Council Arizona Chapter
Charles Kirkland Companies
Canyon Financial Services
And the list keeps growing!

9:30am - 10:00am: Check-in, reserve seat
10:00am - 12:00pm: Smart Growth Course with the accomplished Instructor John Rosshirt from Austin, TX
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Eco-friendly catered Lunch Courtesy of Sponsor SRP 
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Keynote speaker Charlie Popeck, President at Green Ideas and Arizona State University professor, will share his experiences planning and building out Novus Innovation Corridor- 330 acres in the heart of Tempe. He will share an unprecedented vision for a future-forward urban environment and how they have set it up for LEED for Neighborhood Development certification. Http:// 
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Smart Growth Course, approved for 4 hours fair housing Continuing Education for ADRE licensees

Lunch Menu catered by eco-friendly caterer Witnessing Nature:
Spinach Salad: Nitrate Free Bacon, Egg, Honey Mustard Dressing
Tented Salmon 5 oz portions with Lemon, Herbs, and Vegetables -Avocado Cream
Herb Chicken served with Au Jus and Fresh Herbs
Grilled Asparagus with Lemon, Olive Oil and Herbs
Grilled VegSweet Peppers, Onions and Zucchini with Herbs and Lemon Pepper
Fudgy Brownies finished with Salted Caramel
All day coffee, lemonade, and water

Demand for Smart Growth:
Demographic and economic shifts make the smart growth development model the right one for the twenty-first century. 

The Value of Smart Growth:
Studies show that communities that develop according to smart growth principles cost less for individuals to live in and cost less for local governments to administer.

Advocating for Smart Growth:
The course concludes with a “Take Action Check List” that provides attendees with real-world ideas for influencing how their communities grow.

Become Expert in Influencing Community Land Use Decisions
Participants will learn: 

  • To take stock of what works well in their community and what doesn’t, both in terms of the development process as well as the end result.
  • State-of-the-art community planning concepts that they can apply.
  • How to get their community to live up to its potential.
  • What is needed to make their community a better place to live and do business

Give Arizona the Smart Growth Strategies It Needs 

School address is 8032 N 8th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021. 

For questions contact Melisa Camp at 480-703-3202 or
Phoenix Low Ranking in Foot Traffic Ahead:

Walkable urban places are in high demand but in too many communities-even in the top tier metro areas-we make it illegal to build these types of places. Outdated zoning and decades of misguided incentives and regulations continue to promote more sprawl instead of creating highly productive, connected, walkable places.

Foot Traffic Ahead shows that there is huge unmet demand for more walkable places and not nearly enough supply. Meeting this pent-up demand for WalkUPs would create a new economic foundation for the U.S. economy, one far more resilient than the old model predicated on suburban growth.

Take a look at the full report to see the rankings and for more information about future growth, housing, and social equity in America's walkable urban places.

Thank You to the Sponsors!

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