Smart Growth Social 2020


October 28th | 7-8:30pm | Zoom


Smart Growth Social has been our most popular party of the year! Of course, this year it will take place over Zoom, but we all feel the need to reconnect with friends and allies in our community in these strange and difficult times. To be restored and inspired to take action for more sustainable and inclusive communities.


Click here to reserve your ticket!

a) Registration is free, but we hope you will make a donation to support our ongoing work.

b) Individuals can also join our Host Committee for a $250 donation.

c) We also offer individual and corporate sponsorships. View our sponsorship guide and contact Stewart Schwartz at


Our special guest speaker will be Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America, the transportation arm of Smart Growth America. A former Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at USDOT, with extensive experience on the Hill, Beth has led her team to produce groundbreaking studies of American transportation and advocate for critical reforms. As we strive for a better future, we need a new federal transportation program that prioritizes transit, safe streets, racial equity, health, and fighting climate change. In a rapid-paced 15 minutes, Beth will lay out our call to action!


But we also know you also come to Smart Growth Social for the networking with fellow creative and committed supporters of better communities. So, we’ll have: 

1) Breakouts to give us all a chance to catch-up and share stories. 

2) A photo contest featuring your favorite examples of placemaking, safe streets, good urban design, mixed-income housing and more.


Thank you to our generous sponsors and host committee members that made this event possible!

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.