November Update


2016 Grow Smart Awards are next week!

We hope to see you at the Grow Smart Awards celebration next Thursday at the Owyhee in downtown Boise. We'll be recognizing innovative work that shows smart growth principles in action around Idaho. The Grow Smart Awards is our premier event of the year--it's a great chance to learn, network and celebrate!

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
from 5-7:30 pm

Where: The Owyhee in downtown Boise
(1109 W Main Street)

Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers in advance here;
$30 and $40 at the door.

Here are the 2016 Award Recipients:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Livability & Storm Water Project; Pocatello – Transportation Award

Blaine County Community Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan; Blaine County – Citizen Advocacy Award

Willard Arts Center and Colonial Theater; Idaho Falls – Redevelopment Award

Teton View Regional Plan for Sustainable Development; Teton County – Planning & Policy Award

Idaho Avenue Placemaking; Meridian – Redevelopment Award

36 Oak; Garden City – Infill Award

Vista Avenue Healthy Corridor; Boise – Citizen Advocacy Award

Nampa Library Square; Nampa – Commercial Award

Highway 55 Payette River “Lardo” Bridge; McCall – Small Community Award

Charles Hummel Award: Renée Magee

Holiday Social on Dec. 7

Come celebrate the season with us! We are again joining with the US Green Building Council and the Urban Land Institute for the annual holiday social on Wednesday, December 7th from 5-7 pm, at CTA Architects Engineers office in the 8th & Main Building in Boise.

This is a great time for connecting with others involved in responsible development, and each organization will provide a quick update on the year. The event is free.


Technical Assistance Opportunity!

Communities in Idaho are encouraged to apply for technical assistance grants through our partners at Community Builders, for help with transportation-related, redevelopment, economic and other issues. Deadline is Dec. 9; more info is here.


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