Advocating for walkable, bikeable, inclusive, and transit-oriented communities as the most sustainable and equitable way for the Washington, DC region to grow and provide opportunities for all.

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Webinar: Affordable Housing Financing 101 (Montgomery County)

Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth and Montgomery for All for a virtual learning session about the basics of affordable housing financing! 

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.

Latest Happenings


CSG in the News: Officials must act on promise to fix the region’s Visualize 2050 transportation plan

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This plan is important because it shows how the region’s transportation investments collectively succeed or fail in addressing important issues, and, under federal law, major projects must be in the plan to get built. The plan also demonstrates where the region’s priorities are – endlessly widening roads to move vehicles, or giving people affordable and sustainable travel options and proximity to jobs and services.

Testimony: Attainable Housing Strategies Initiative 

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Legalizing attainable housing types adds another tool to our housing toolbox—helping to relieve pressure on our existing lower-cost housing options, alleviate our housing shortage, and give more people access to the opportunities that our county has to offer.

Testimony: CB 15 – Omnibus revisions to Zoning Ordinance to implement Plan 2035 (Prince George’s, Support)

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March 20, 2024 (updated 4/17/2024) Hon. Tom Dernoga, ChairPHED CommitteePrince George’s County Council Wayne Curry Administration Building1301 McCormick Drive, Largo MD Dear Chair Dernoga and members of the Committee: Please accept this testimony on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG), the leading organization advocating for walkable, bikeable, inclusive, transit-oriented

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