New Partners for Smart Growth is currently hosting their 13th annual conference in Denver.
New Partners is all about building safe, healthy and prosperous communities. The origins of the conference trace back to 1995 as the EPA sought to organize a conference that would focus on sensitive growth and development.
We are proud to be working with our partner, James Shaffer, from Streetscapes in Denver. As he says it, he is a “public space fanatic.” James is enthusiastically involved in various types of municipal groups that focus on urban planning and walkable communities, and we are glad to be able to support him and his mission.
At the conference, Streetscapes arranged for a space to showcase site furnishings and create a space where the public can interact with each other – a parklet of sorts. As part of the installation we have included our Northlakes Collection bench, Zest Planters, Wilshire Collection cube in mandarin, VGP Tray-Based living wall system and a custom bench by our partners at Street & Garden. In addition, we have included our brand new Wilshire Screen product, Boulevard wood tiles, and a Pebble Stool.
We are also working in conjunction with conference benefactor, PlaceMatters. Place Matters is a Denver based non-profit think tank for civic engagement and inclusive decision making in the planning of vibrant cities and communities.
Smart growth is being embraced now more than ever as a viable solution to the many challenges in our community. Tournesol Siteworks is enthusiastic to work with many of the New Partner conference attendees who “cross disciplinary lines to share experience, insights, inspirations, and strategies” to create the best that our urban environment can provide. It is our common goal to create safe, economically vibrant and livable communities for all.