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Livable Communities Leadership Award & Blueprint Premiere

This spring, we'll awarding Metro's General Manager, Randy Clarke, with our 2024 Livable Communities Leadership Award! But wait, there's more! We'll also be premiering our Blueprint for a Better Region. Don't miss this exciting event! You'll want to be there for the unveiling of the first piece: a video designed to inspire.

Experience Water Bar, National Landing’s newest watering hole

Join CSG and National Landing BID for an evening of networking, drinks, and exploring this exciting new public space. The Water Park features exciting new food concepts, a stunning water sculpture, and beautiful placemaking. 

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Take Action: Don’t weaken Gov. Moore’s affordable housing bill

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Gov. Moore’s Housing Expansion and Affordability Act proposes easing restrictions on new affordable, mixed income housing near transit and on government and non-profit lands. But newly proposed amendments in the House of Delegates Committee on Environment and Transportation would weaken the impact of this important bill. The vote on these amendments will take place Thursday afternoon.

Comments: Visualize 2050 Conformity Inputs do not comply with Board Resolution R19-2021 (March 2024)

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March 20, 2024 Hon. Christina Henderson, TPB ChairNational Capital Region Transportation Planning Board777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 300Washington, DC 20002-4239 Dear TPB Chair Henderson and Board members, The Coalition for Smarter Growth is very disappointed that the special process and accountability voted on by the TPB board in 2021

Take Action: Delegates need to hear from us—don’t fund a tool to block affordable housing

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Email your delegates today to tell them that we should use public funds to implement effective, targeted strategies like those identified by the workgroup to make the planning process more equitable and accessible—not to fund another potential obstacle to affordable housing.
CSG primer: the Visualize 2050 transportation plan

CSG primer: the Visualize 2050 transportation plan

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We believe that the Visualize 2050 draft list of major projects has too many highway and arterial road expansions that will increase driving and climate emissions. We will miss our region’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Please submit your comments!
We’ve been working on something special!

We’ve been working on something special!

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The countdown has officially begun for this year’s Livable Communities Leadership Awards & Blueprint Premiere – and you’re invited! Help us honor Metro's General Manager, Randy Clarke, and get the exclusive first look of our updated Blueprint for a Better Region.