Smart Growth

Jeffersonville Main Street has been a long-time advocate for Smart Growth as a way to keep downtown vital. Over the years, we have brought numerous informative speakers to Jeffersonville to discuss the planning and development issues so important to our quality of life.


  • Parris Glendening, former Maryland Governor
  • Thomas Hylton, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey Governor
  • Kennedy Smith, former National Main Street Director
  • Donovan Rypkema, real estate economist
  • Michael Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution
  • Constance Beaumont, author of Smart States, Better Communities
  • Carter Wilkie, co-author of Changing Places: Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl
  • And many others…

Smart Growth Links

Street of the Week in Jeffersonville

Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Hylton and Economist Don Rypkema Speak in Jeffersonville

Jeffersonville Main Street’s Smart Growth Summit draws large crowd

Former Maryland Governor Glendening Headlines Jeffersonville Main Street’s Smart Growth Summit

Former New Jersey Governor in Jeffersonville to talk Smart Growth

Developers Speak at Jeffersonville Main Street’s Smart Growth Summit

Smart Growth in the Hoosier Heartland

Jeffersonville Main Street Workshop focuses on Community Design and Economic Development

Downtown Home-Buying Tour Hosted by Jeffersonville Main Street