Transit Action Network (TAN)

Advocates for Improved and Expanded Transit in the Kansas City Region.

“Premier” Smart Growth Conference Scheduled for KC – Call for Session Proposals

Posted by Transit Action Network on June 12, 2012

The Local Government Commission (LGC) is holding the 12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities conference, February 7-9, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. The event will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center,

Transit Action Network in on the Local Planning Committee for the conference and will be involved in the sessions. Let us know if you have any questions or contact Dean Katerndahl, Director of Government Innovations Forum, Mid-America Regional Council, at

Smart growth is about building communities with housing and transportation options near jobs, shops, schools, and entertainment.  Smart growth strategies can create diverse transportation systems that serve more people, while fostering economic vitality for both businesses and communities.

The 12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference program will feature cutting-edge policies, projects, programs and partnerships that address the challenges of implementing smart growth development principles.

This dynamic event started in San Diego in early 2002 and has grown in size and reputation and is now considered to be the “premier” smart growth conference held each year. Its unique multi-disciplinary approach brings together a diverse audience representing multiple sectors to network together, learn new tools and strategies, hear the latest research and best practices and case studies, and to form new partnerships to create safer, healthier, and more livable communities everywhere. For more details on this event, visit

A formal Call for Session Proposals (CFSP) is now open through June 30.

Included in the sixteen categories for sessions: Transportation, TOD, and Streets (includes – transportation, transit, TOD, parking, street design, complete streets, biking, walking, emergency response)

Additional information:Sponsorship Brochure

For more information about smart growth and transportation see Smart Growth America


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