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Idaho Smart Growth Presents: Three Upcoming Events

Two events with our colleague James Corless, Director of Transportation for America:

Citizens Planning Academy Session 2

James will speak about acting locally to gain funding for transit and how to use state and federal policy to support local change. Presented in partnership with University of Idaho College of Law.
When: Wednesday, September 7th from 6 – 7:30 PM 
Where: University of Idaho College of Law’s Boise location in the Idaho Law Learning Center (514 W. Jefferson Street, Room 325). This event is free. RSVP to kate@idahosmartgrowth.orgPlease use the eastern entrance. Parking is available behind the building on the eastern side in the spots marked “visitor.” More info.

Idaho Environmental Forum
James will discuss America’s Can-Do Places and the tools and strategies they are using to create travel options for their communities and how that relates to the transportation in the Treasure Valley. Presented in partnership with Idaho Environmental Forum.
When: Thursday, September 8th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Red Lion Hotel (1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise) Register here.

Thanks to COMPASS for this opportunity. You can also see James at COMPASS on Tuesday, September 6th. More info.

Rod Stevens to speak on Next-Generation Work Districts 
Rod is an urban development consultant and revitalization strategist who brings a business view to making cities work. He will talk about planning places for new patterns of business and industry in a way that authentically builds on local skills and character. 
When: Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 PM
Where: Trailhead (500 S 8th St, Boise) More info here.

This event is presented by Trailhead and Idaho Smart Growth and sponsored by Capital City Development Corporation. 
Other News

Commute Alert! GREENBELT CLOSURE beginning Sept. 6th: More info here.

For the past year, COMPASS has asked people to submit photos of roadways, walking and biking, public transportation, and freight for their "Treasure Valley: On the Go!" photo contest. Now it's time to vote on the ones that you think best represent the Treasure Valley’s many transportation options. Voting ends Sept. 14th. More info. 

Dates announced for HEAL Idaho's 2016 Regional Meetings. The meetings bring local stakeholders together from the clinical and community health setting to educate and inform on statewide momentum around healthy eating and active living initiatives. The first meeting is Sept. 20th in Caldwell. More info

Treasure Valley Food Coalition is launching an educational series on October 10th titled "Why Save Farmland?" They've invited a series of speakers who will share farmland preservation success stories from other regions of the US. More info.

The Federal Highway Administration has published a new planning and design resource on Achieving Multimodal Networks: Applying Design Flexibility and Reducing Conflicts. The report addresses topics such as intersection design, road diets, pedestrian crossing treatments, transit and school access, freight, and accessibility. It highlights ways to apply design flexibility while focusing on reducing multi-modal conflicts and achieving connected networks. More info.
Idaho Smart Growth Sponsors (Action level and above):
Seidl Home Company
Boise Hunter Homes
Galli Real Estate
Tahoe Homes
Andersen Construction Company
Mesa Tile & Stone
Layton Construction Company
Conger Management Group
DevCo Properties
City of Sandpoint
Lucky 13
City of McCall
American Planning Association, Idaho Chapter 
Bank Of The Cascades


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