What makes a great place to live?

Great places don’t just happen; people make them! Idaho Smart Growth works within the overlap of land use, transportation and community development. We’re a 501c3 nonprofit that helps Idaho communities of all sizes become great places.

Great communities are walkable, have a healthy mix of land uses and real choices for housing and transportation. They embody a strong sense of place and they preserve the farmland, open spaces and natural beauty around them. Development is compact and efficient, and is encouraged where there are people and services. Development decisions are fast, predictable and fair and they include all stakeholders.

What kind of services do we provide?

With many years of experience building coalitions, conducting assessments, completing research and providing training and presentations, Idaho Smart Growth helps planners, elected officials, developers, designers, advocates, health care professionals, teachers, parents and others to create safe, healthy, vibrant communities.

For a list of services we can provide, click here: Idaho Smart Growth Professional Services

What does smart growth mean for me?

Smart growth strategies lead to communities that return positive social, environmental and economic benefits to residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Read more about us to see how Idaho Smart Growth helps your community.

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Road Rights Question #47

Take the quiz! Did you guess correctly? The Question: The above picture shows a bicyclist riding legally in the center of a narrow busy street. They are not traveling the speed limit. Must the bicyclist Read more…

Road Rights Question #46

Take the quiz! Did you guess correctly? The Question: The above picture shows a car passing an oncoming bicyclist in an adjacent lane. On the pavement is a bike symbol with two chevrons or arrows. Read more…

2020 Virtual Holiday Social

The tradition continues! Join us *VIRTUALLY* for our annual holiday gathering on Thursday, December 10th at 5:30pm MST. We’re teaming up again with ULI Idaho and U.S. Green Building Council Idaho to promote collaboration on responsible development in Idaho. Read more…