The 2015 Rhode Island Smart Growth Award will be presented on Thursday, May 21st beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Providence G, followed by a reception at the historic Providence Arcade, both on Weybosset Street in Downtown Providence. Tickets are $60.
“Each year, passionate, creative and resourceful Rhode Islanders show us the way to tap our state’s full potential through projects, plans and policies that play to Rhode Island’s strengths, generate enduring economic benefits, both statewide and in specific neighborhoods”, said Grow Smart’s Executive Director Scott Wolf.
In addition to an awards ceremony, the event will feature a keynote address by Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer. Congressman Blumenauer has been the chief spokesperson in Congress for smart growth and vibrant communities. He has traveled the country for more than a decade observing and promoting smart growth best practices.