Congress for the New Urbanism

The organizational center for the New Urbanist movement, promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.

EcoCity Builders

A nonprofit organization dedicated to reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems. They develop and implement policy, design and educational tools and strategies.

City Repair Project

This group facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking in Portland, Oregon through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. Their annual Village Building Convergence is a highlight.

People for Public Spaces

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public places that build stronger communities.

Ashoka's Community Greens

A non-profit organization that empowers citizens to create and manage shared green spaces where people live and work.

Local Government Commission
1303 J St, Ste 250
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-1198

A nonprofit organization providing inspiration, technical assistance, and networking to local elected officials and community leaders who are working to create healthy, walkable, and resource-efficient communities.

The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

With the passion of evangelists, this group is on a mission to make towns and cities throughout the world more walkable, bicycle and transit friendly, and livable. They work directly with community leaders, agencies and organizations to transform urban spaces, block by block.

The Prince s Foundation for the Built Environment

Sponsored by the Prince of Wales, this organization has been working to reawaken living traditions that foster true sustainability and vibrant community.

INTBAU: International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism

A worldwide network of individuals and institutions who design, make, maintain, study or enjoy traditional building, architecture and places.

Making Cities Livable
1030 NW Johnson St #501
Portland, OR 97209

This international organization promotes livable, engaged and sustainable communities through conferences, publishing, consulting and networking.


Walk Score ranks 2,508 neighborhoods in the largest 40 US cities on the basis of walking proximity to daily services and amenities.

New Partners for Smart Growth
(916) 448-1198 x308

An annual conference bringing together leaders, advocates and activists to confront the challenges to our built environment, and propose solutions for more livable, walkable and healthier communities.

Global Ecovillage Network

An umbrella organization for sustainable communities, initiatives and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.

The Cohousing Association of the United States

An active organization that promotes cohousing in America through conferences, workshops, tours, database directory, networking and more.

Smart Growth School
1 Sutter Street. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 986-9111

Starting with the basics, the SMART GROWTH SCHOOL addresses the needs of those who plan and design our cities. Students will be given the practical tools needed to move from auto-oriented and greenhouse gas-producing sprawl to pedestrian and transit-oriented neighborhoods, towns, and cities.