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Registration Now Open — 17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

Local Government Commission
Feb 1, 2018
San Francisco, CA


Registration is now open for the NEW LOOK 17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities Conference. For the first time ever, this dynamic event will be held February 1-3, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. Early-bird rates are available now through November 29th.

Inspiration and Implementation
This year, the conference program will focus on “inspiration and implementation,” and will feature eight focused thematic tracks, and will provide participants with an opportunity for a more dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Each track will focus on a set of topics strongly connected to timely community issues or challenges, with smart growth as the thread woven between and throughout each track.

The 2018 program will allow participants to go deeper into a topic, while continuing to connect back to broader placemaking efforts with a multidisciplinary group of partners tackling community challenges. Each track will be designed to create a multidisciplinary “peer cohort” of practitioners that leave with an implementation strategy and new models, tools, and financing strategies to achieve their community goals. This year’s tracks are:

  • Adapting to a Changing Climate
  • Creating Housing for Everyone
  • “One Water” for Resilient Communities
  • Inclusive Prosperity of People and Place
  • Planning and Designing Smart Growth Communities
  • Building Capacity in Small Towns and Rural Communities
  • Improving Transportation Accessibility and Connectivity
  • Designing Healthy Communities

Participants, as always, will be able to attend sessions across tracks. Additionally, coordinated keynotes and networking activities will be included throughout the program to ensure that participants are learning and networking with a broad, multi-disciplinary national audience. Exciting tours of local model projects and Parklets 6.0 will again round out the program.

Become a Promotional Partner and Get a Discount on Registration!
All Promotional Partners for this year's conference will receive a $25 discount on the regular registration rates. Become a Promotional Partner today by visiting to take advantage of this exclusive offer!

Hotel Reservations — The deadline to receive the group room rate of $209 (single or double occupancy) at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel is January 8, 2018. Make your reservations by visiting or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and indicate you would like to book with the New Partners – LGC 2018 group.

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Visit for detailed information on the conference program, tours of model projects, invited speakers, hotel and transportation information, and to REGISTER NOW!

For more information contact:

Khrystyna Platte
Event Coordinator
Phone: 916-448-1198 ext. 306
Email: [email protected]

Published on:
October 9, 2017 - 12:00am
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