Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

1500 San Remo Avenue
Suite 249
Coral Gables FL 33146

phone: 305-667-6350
fax: 305-667-6355
email: info@fundersnetwork.org


Contact:  Benjamin Starrett  --  305-667-6350  --  ben@fundersnetwork.org

 

 

    

Web site:   www.fundersnetwork.org

 

Mission:

Strengthening philanthropic funders' ability to support and connect organizations working to promote smart growth and create livable communities

 

Description:

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that exists to inspire, strengthen and expand philanthropic leadership and funders’ abilities to support organizations working to improve communities through better development decisions and growth policies. It brings together foundations, nonprofit organizations and other partners to address the range of environmental, social, and economic problems caused by development strategies that fail to consider the big picture.

 

Resources to Share:

Funders' Network Resources Page

Representative papers helping to define the Smart Growth and Metro Equity trends in thinking about regional development:

    Translation Paper #1: Opportunities for Smarter Growth
    Social Equity and the Smart Growth Movement
    This paper describes the implications of urban sprawl from an equity perspective and articulates why funders concerned with social equity should become involved in the emerging anti-sprawl, “smart growth” movement.

    Translation Paper #2: Opportunities for Linking Movements:
    Workforce Development and Smart Growth
    This article describes the implications of sprawl from the perspective of workforce development and articulates why funders who seek to help workers gain family-supporting skills and jobs should also become involved in the emerging smart growth movement.

    Translation Paper #3: Opportunities for Smarter Growth:
    Parks, Greenspace and Land Conservation
    The article describes the implications of suburban sprawl from the perspective of supporters of parks, greenspace and land conservation, and highlights the synergy between smart growth and the provision of parks and greenspace, and suggests that land conservation is a pivotal strategy for enhancing quality of life in our cities.

    Translation Paper #4: Civic Participation and Smart Growth
    Transforming Sprawl into a Broader Sense of Citizenship
    This new translation paper highlights how -- through participation in and understanding of smart growth -- people can further broaden their sense of the duties and responsibilities of civic engagement.

Funders' Network releases two new papers: