T4America Blog

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Join us for the only national conference about arts, culture and safer street design

Smart Growth America’s arts and culture team and National Complete Streets Coalition, now in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, invite you to the only national conference focused on the intersection of arts, culture, and building safer, complete streets.

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New creative placemaking technical assistance workshops available

T4America is eager to help communities better integrate artistic and cultural practices into the planning and construction of transportation projects, and is now offering free workshops to help three communities build their capacity to do so.

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Introducing a new monthly podcast all about transit and development

Last week, our colleagues at Smart Growth America launched Building Better Communities with Transit, a new podcast series at TODresources.org about transit-oriented development and how it improves communities across America.

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Watch the recap discussion of “Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities”

Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities: How Metro Areas are Building More and Better Bicycling and Walking Projects identifies ways that metro planning agencies are planning, funding and building more and better walking and bicycling projects in their communities. To learn more, download the guidebook, view the recording of the webinar below, or read some of […]

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Tax reform promises prosperity but is more likely to assure austerity

Congress will be forced to cut funding for job-creating surface transportation programs and other infrastructure investments that the President claims to support.

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Beautiful animations help illuminate the power of creative placemaking

Creative placemaking in transportation is an emerging, powerful way to integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support. But the practice can also be difficult to describe with words alone, so we commissioned an artist to illustrate the concepts visually.

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Helping 16 cities navigate the tech-driven transportation revolution

In 2016, T4America launched the Smart Cities Collaborative, a learning and support network to help leaders from 16 cities proactively use technology to make their cities safer, more accessible, equitable and prosperous for all. Will you help us continue working with more cities in 2018? Donate to T4America

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Helping Des Moines get more from its transportation money

Through the support of the Kresge Foundation, T4America is helping the Des Moines Area MPO better measure and assess their transportation spending to bring the greatest return possible for citizens. When it comes to decisions about what transportation projects to build and where, the general public’s perception is that those decisions are made in a […]

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Wrapping up an amazing year with the 16 cities in our Smart Cities Collaborative

A few weeks ago, leaders from 16 cities met in Los Angeles for the last of four meetings in our inaugural yearlong Smart Cities Collaborative.

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Senate tax bill greenlights a torrent of cuts to transportation programs

After the United States Senate voted late Friday night to approve passage of their tax reform bill, T4America director Kevin F. Thompson released the following statement.

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