State and National Affiliates of 1000 Friends of Connecticut
Coming Soon: Local Affilliates!
1000 Friends of Connecticut is proud to be included in a regional network of organizations that act as the state-wide watchdogs of Smart Growth policies for both the Tri-State and New England regions. They promote common sense development and help keep their respective communities vibrant and healthy on the state level, while also working closely with our national affiliates, Smart Growth America, to align our state and regional efforts with federal initiatives.
Smart Growth America
Smart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. We believe smart growth solutions support businesses and jobs, provide more options for how people get around and make it more affordable to live near work and the grocery store. Our coalition works with communities to fight sprawl and save money. We are making America’s neighborhoods great together.
New England Smart Growth Coalition
Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) promotes healthy and diverse communities, protects critical environmental resources and working landscapes, advocates for housing and transportation choices, and supports equitable community development and urban reinvestment.
Grow Smart Rhode Island
Grow Smart Rhode Island advocates for sustainable economic growth that builds upon and strengthens Rhode Island's exceptional quality of place.
Plan New Hampshire
Plan NH has a Vision of a New Hampshire that is vibrant and healthy for its people, its economies and the environment. Plan NH's role, or Mission, in achieving that Vision is to encourage good planning and design and development because what is built, and where and how its built has a significant impact on that vibrancy and health.
Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative
The Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative is a group of ten highly respected organizations working together to shape and implement smart growth policies and practices around the state. Its mission is to promote growth and development in downtowns and village centers while protecting Vermont's open landscape.
GrowSmart Maine promotes sustainable prosperity for all Mainers by integrating working and natural landscape conservation, economic growth and community revitalization.
Smart Growth Groups in the Tri-State Region
New Jersey Future
New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies. The organization employs original research, analysis and advocacy to build coalitions and drive land-use policies that help revitalize cities and towns, protect natural lands and farms, provide more transportation choices beyond cars, expand access to safe and affordable neighborhoods and fuel a prosperous economy.
Empire State Future
Empire State Future is working to revitalize New York’s cities, town centers, villages, and rural hamlets. Our top priority is to ensure that smart growth principles are applied to the far-reaching land use and development decisions that are made every day.
Your financial support will help us protect the places we love and keep fostering great New England communities. Please make a tax-deductible donation today.