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ISG on the Road!

Elaine, Deanna, and Scot are headed to Sandpoint early October to present at the American Planning Association Conference. This year's theme is â€œRural Spaces and Urban Places – Charting the Future of Idaho."

If you’re in the Sandpoint area, we hope you’ll join us at an open house fundraiser at the 2014-Grow-Smart-Award-winning Heartwood Center, featuring guest speaker Robert Liberty. Robert is the director of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator at Portland State University and former director of 1000 Friends of Oregon. He's worked for over 30 years to promote livable and sustainable cities. Check out the Idaho Land Use report he completed for us in 2010: Changing Outcomes.

More details about our event:

What: Fundraiser featuring guest speaker Robert Liberty
When: Thursday, October 8th, time TBD
Where: Heartwood Center at 615 Oak Street, Sandpoint, Idaho
Our friends at Smart Growth America are providing technical assistance in September to the city of Spokane on planning for fiscal health. While they’re at it, Roger Millar and Christopher Zimmerman are giving an evening presentation, free and open to the public, on how smart growth saves money for local governments, makes money for businesses and is integral to the long-term fiscal and economic health of a community.
When: Tuesday, Sept 15, 4-6pm
Where: SCAFCO Corporation at 2800 E Main Ave, Spokane
More information is available from Sean Geygan at Smart Growth America:, or 202-971-3936.
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) is a statewide initiative through Idaho Department of Health. These regional meetings are a great opportunity to meet a cross section of folks in your region who are engaged in and/or interested in improving the health of our communities through providing better access to activity and healthy foods. Consider attending the upcoming regional conference in your area.

Twin Falls, Sept. 8, 10am – 4pm; register here
Lewiston, Sept. 16, 10am – 4pm; register here
Boise, Sept. 22, 10am – 4 pm; register here
Other News

Whether you recreate frequently, once a year, or just want to support improvements to the area, the Lake Lowell Area Bike and Pedestrian Access Plan Project Team invites you to participate in its virtual open house! An interactive map displaying the planning area boundary is now available for public review until September 5, 2015. Click here to access the map.

The City of Boise is conducting their annual Tending Our Foothills Trail User Survey on September 19th and 26th and they are looking for volunteers to hand out surveys to trail users. If you're interested in helping out on one of the dates listed above, sign up here
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