We believe in the future of Portsmouth
Portsmouth Smart Growth volunteer-run non-profit that promotes innovative ideas for a vibrant community in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We believe in the principles of smart growth that offer a guide to help build cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.
Our hope is to bring together key municipal and government stakeholders, Portsmouth residents and the business community to help establish a long-term vision for our community.
TOPICS WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
We can make small, low-cost changes to our community that can cause a lasting impact. Residents can take charge of making their neighborhoods safer, inviting of others, and more environmentally sustainable.
Every city has a parking problem. But the problem is bigger than people struggling to find a spot or paying a meter. The cost of parking infrastructure and subsidies are not economically or environmentally sustainable.
Cities that encourage walking and biking are healthier, physically and economically. Public transportation, when done right, reduces the need for single-occupancy vehicles, which improves traffic and parking woes.