Smart Growth Awards
Smart Growth leaders, projects and plans to be honored at June 10th Awards Reception
Saying there’s no better way to promote the many benefits of smart growth than to profile successful local examples, Grow Smart Rhode Island will honor and celebrate individuals, projects and plans that play to Rhode Island’s strengths, generate sustainable economic benefits and improve communities and neighborhoods in the process.
The 2nd Annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards will be presented on Monday, June 10th at a 5:30 p.m. reception and ceremony to be held at the Pawtucket based Hope Artiste Village, itself a 2012 award-winner for its redeveloped mill space that is home to more than 90 business tenants.
Tickets are $50. In addition to getting inspired, purchasing one is an excellent way to support Grow Smart’s continued policy development and advocacy. Our work is about shaping a built environment that’s sustainable and that improves our competitiveness, as well as our quality of life. Come, and see who else gets inspired.
The 2013 Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards will recognize two inspiring leaders, five transformative smart growth projects and one visionary plan for Main Street revitalization.
OUTSTANDING SMART GROWTH LEADERS:
- Christopher Wilkens
- Westerly Land Trust
OUTSTANDING SMART GROWTH PROJECTS:
- Aquidneck Mill, Newport
- Providence Community Garden Network, Providence
- The Providence G, Providence
- Rumford Center, East Providence
- Sweetbriar, Barrington
OUTSTANDING SMART GROWTH POLICIES & PLANS:
- Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan, Woonsocket
Keynote Remarks – Tacoma, WA Mayor Marilyn Strickland
In addition to an awards ceremony, the June 10th event will feature a keynote address by Tacoma, Washington Mayor Marilyn Strickland, drawing connections between between smart growth and economic development in her city. Mayor Strickland and Warwick, RI Mayor Scott Avedisian are colleagues on Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council Advisory Board.