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Smart Growth Social Goes Local 2021 – Montgomery County

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October 23 @ 6:30 am 9:00 am

Free

CSG’s annual Smart Growth Social at Eastern Market each October has been a great tradition and celebration – with great speakers, food and drink, networking, and inspiration for CSG supporters and urbanists from across the region. 

Last year, due to COVID, we went virtual. This year, due to the Delta variant, we’re going to shift once more from the big in-person event.

The good news is that we’re going local, staying outdoors, hosting smaller meetups with local partners, and highlighting the importance of creating great places for people. With smaller outdoor events, it will be easier to ensure safer conditions. The success of our Montgomery for All happy hour at a park in Silver Spring in August is our inspiration for “going local!” 

Here’s the schedule of our “SGS Goes Local” fall gatherings:

  1. [COMPLETED EVENT] Prince George’s County: Capitol Heights, September 23
    Missed our event in Prince George’s but still want to get involved? Join our local group RISE Prince George’s!
  2. [COMPLETED EVENT] City of Alexandria: Old Town, October 6
    Missed our event in Prince George’s but still want to get involved? Join our local group Liveable Alexandria!
  3. [COMPLETED EVENT] Fairfax County: Tysons, October 12 
    Happy hour social at Starr Hill Biergarten at The Perch, a rooftop park at the Capital One Center. RSVP today!
  4. [COMPLETED EVENT] District of Columbia: Cleveland Park, October 14
    Casual meetup at the “streetery” (aka closed Cleveland Park service lane) with Cleveland Park Smart Growth and Ward 3 Vision. RSVP today!
  5. Montgomery County: Wheaton Regional Park, October 23
    Walking tour and picnic with Montgomery for All, featuring Allison Gillespie and other local advocates. RSVP today!

While Smart Growth Social is traditionally a fundraiser with a modest ticket price, these local social events are free to increase accessibility for all. However, as a nonprofit organization, we still need your support! If you’re able to, please consider donating to support our work for walk- and bike-friendly, transit-oriented, sustainable, and inclusive communities.

Join the CSG team and partners in your community to reconnect with fellow advocates, celebrate walkable communities, and gain inspiration from your local smart growth leaders! We hope to see you there.


COVID-19 Health Safety Protocol: We urge every person who attends to be fully vaccinated. We also encourage everyone to wear a mask (except when eating or drinking), even if vaccinated and even though we will be outdoors. Doing so will help protect those with young children, older family members, or other vulnerable people at home.


Thank you to our generous sponsors who have made these events possible!

Wheaton Regional Park

2000 Shorefield Rd
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902 United States
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About the Coalition for Smarter Growth

Founded in 1997 the Coalition for Smarter Growth has become the leading organization addressing where and how the Washington DC region grows, partnering with communities in planning for the future, and offering solutions to the connected challenges of housing, transportation, and the environment. From support for Metro dedicated funding, inclusionary zoning and accessory dwelling units, to the DC zoning and Comp Plan updates, to winning safer street designs, bus rapid transit master plans, and dedicated bus lanes across the DC region, the Coalition for Smarter Growth is working for positive change every day.