Projects

The National Center for Smart Growth is frequently engaged with partners on projects of significant value to planners and elected officials in state or local government.  The links below provide additional information about current projects.  Our Past Projects page provides links information about projects as well.

Direct Ridership Model

The NCSG has developed multiple direct ridership models for a number of major transportation and transit agencies in the U.S., including the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), and WMATA. Some results have been incorporated into the transit agencies' pipeline planning process, future revenue projections, and rail service planning. Learn more...

Neighborhood Opportunity

Over the past few years, NCSG has been actively engaged in projects related to issues of neighborhood opportunity. That is, the ways in which neighborhoods help to shape the access that individuals and communities have to various kinds of educational, employment, health or other opportunities that can improve their long-term prospects. Learn more...

Prospects for Regional Sustainability Tomorrow

The multi-year goal for the Prospects for Regional Sustainability Tomorrow (PRESTO) project is to develop, disseminate, and promote the implementation of a sustainable development strategy for the Baltimore-Washington region. Well known examples of similar efforts include privately financed and promoted plans such as the Burnham plan for Chicago, the Wallace-McHarg plan for the Valleys, and the series of plans for greater metropolitan New York prepared by the Regional Planning Association. Learn more...

Sustainable Communities Initiative

More information about this project coming soon...