Geoffrey Anderson is the President and CEO of Smart Growth America. Recently named by Partnership for Sustainable Communities as “One of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Sustainable Community Planning and Development,” Geoffrey came to his current position after eight years heading the Smart Growth Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Geoffrey is a leader in the smart growth movement, and one of the authors of the foundational ten smart growth principles. With an extensive list of publications, Geoffrey has served as an expert witness in front of the U.S. Congress, has been interviewed and cited by the New York Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Fox News, NPR, and numerous other outlets and publications. As a regular conference speaker, Geoffrey has provided assistance to numerous communities across the country including in-depth work in Cheyenne, WY, Prince George’s County, MD, and the flagship smart growth project Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA. Geoffrey received his master’s degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a concentration in Resource Economics and Policy.
Mission and Strategies of Smart Growth America
Infrastructure and Sustainability
Local Citizen Engagement
Washington: Polarized and Disconnected
Role of Citizen Engagement