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Forum focused on making transit work better for Rhode Islanders and state economy

See powerpoint presentations below. March 17, 2017 (Providence, RI) — On Friday, nearly 200 people, including Governor Raimondo and RIPTA Board Chair Wayne Kezirian joined Grow Smart RI at the RI Convention Center for “Next Stop: Making Transit Work for RI” — a forum to discuss ways to most effectively leverage the state’s transit system […]

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June 21st Power of Place Summit will bring together 500 community stakeholders focused on shaping a stronger, more vibrant Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo, several members of her Administration to participate, along’s Chief Economist and leaders from several Northeastern cities June 11, 2016 – In the two years since the last Power of Place Summit, Rhode Island has turned some important corners. The state’s economy is on the rebound, the real estate market is performing better […]

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The future of RI mass transit takes center stage December 1st

Transit forum will examine lessons learned in Denver, Minneapolis and Hartford as local officials explore how to make transit work for more Rhode Islanders Nearly 80% of Rhode Island’s population lives within a 10-minute walk of a transit stop.  Still, onlyabout 2.7% of the state’s population uses transit regularly.  It’s something of a “chicken or […]

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Smart Growth leaders, projects and plans honored at June 10th Awards Reception

June 13, 2013 – Providence, RI – Saying there’s no better way to promote the many benefits of smart growth than to profile successful local examples, Grow Smart Rhode Island honored and celebrated individuals, plans and projects that play to Rhode Island’s strengths, generate sustainable economic benefits and improve communities and neighborhoods in the process. […]

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Register Now – Conducting Effective Land Use Reviews

NEW! REGISTRATION FEE ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE FOR MANY MUNICIPAL STAFF, OFFICIALS. RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD MEMBERS AND MUNICIPAL PLANNERS AND SOLICITORS. Thursday, May 24th, 2012 West Warwick Senior Center 145 Washington Street, West Warwick, RI Register by 5pm 5/22/12 Full Program Description (.pdf) Registration Form (.pdf) Led by experienced land use […]

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Are you registered to attend our Power of Place Summit?

See who’s already registered | Register yourself | Join the Facebook event Summit: Leveraging the Power of Place for a Stronger Rhode Island Economy Keynote address will connect demand for great place-making with economic opportunity in a knowledge-based economy Prominent national real estate developer, land use strategist, teacher, researcher and author Christopher Leinberger and Smart […]

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Grow Smart to present proposal for investing in economic revitalization at Thursday conference of city and town leaders

Innovative approach would help cash-strapped municipalities advance economic growth January 23, 2012 – Providence, RI – Emphasizing the statewide economic importance of vibrant and healthy downtowns and Main Street districts with diverse and profitable small businesses, Grow Smart Rhode Island will present the details of an economic development incentive proposal to city and town officials […]

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Fixing Our Broken Streets (June 23)

Fixing Our Broken Streets In coordination with CTC, Sierra Club hosts a Providence Community Meeting to discuss Complete Streets planning and strategy June 23, 6-8 pm 17 Gordon Avenue, Providence 02905 RSVP Here The Rhode Island Chapter of the Sierra Club is launching a complete streets campaign to build public support for transportation reform. The […]

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PPS Business Members Spring Event, featuring Scott Wolf

GrowSmartRI’s Executive Director, Scott Wolf will be the featured presenter at next Thursday’s Providence Preservation Society Business Members Spring Event Please join the Providence Preservation Society Business Members on April 22, 2010 Featuring a presentation by Scott Wolf, Executive Director of Grow Smart Rhode Island Historic Rehabilitation & Urban Revitalization: Key Tools for Sustainable Economic […]

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