In 2013, NWCCOG was one of 22 communities across the U.S. to receive a free technical assistance workshop from Smart Growth America. Each year, Smart Growth America is committed to providing the tools and training to help community leaders keep their cities and towns livable, sustainable, and economically prosperous places. This program is funded through a grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities under its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The topic of focus for NWCCOG’s workshop was Planning for Economic and Fiscal Health, and it focused on how our communities can save money now, reduce our liabilities for the future, and use targeted investment to spur economic development. The workshop focused on the latest lessons in how smart growth saves money for local governments, makes money for businesses, and is integral for the long-term fiscal and economic health of our communities.
Success Stories: Examples of Smart Growth in NWCCOG’s Region
- Peak One Neighborhood – Frisco, Colorado
- Rescuing Aspen’s ridge lines from the threat of sprawl: the West of Maroon Creek Plan aims to strengthen the economic health of Aspen’s downtown core, and will save developers time and money