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2019 Conference | Session 3B Tour Downtown

  • BSU Student Uion - Jordan Ballroom 1700 West University Drive Boise, ID, 83706 United States (map)

TITLE: Smart Growth Walking Tour

Deanna Smith

Smart growth offers us a framework to give tools to address social and environmental stresses and strains caused by growth. It views growth through a lens of how to do growth with positive outcomes for communities. Join Idaho Smart Growth and Garden City on a walking tour that highlights some of the Grow Smart Awards in the area to learn more about the awards program and the role landscaping can play in smart growth.

Learning outcomes/goals

1.      See what makes for a winning “Idaho Smart Growth” award

2.      Learn more about why smart growth has been successful in making the built environment more livable in the rapid growth of the Treasure Valley

3.      Understand the critical role landscaping plays in the urban environment