The Smart Growth Renewal District is a planning initiative to explore how communities in Indianapolis can be revitalized in an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable manner using the area around 22nd Street and the Monon Trail as a model.
The Partnership was formed to facilitate a sustainability process awarded to Indianapolis through the American Institute of Architects' Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program. The SDAT initiative is a national, competitive program of the American Institute of Architects. It is a community assistance program that focuses on the principles of sustainability. SDAT brings teams of volunteer professionals (such as: architects, urban designers, planners, landscape architects, hydrologists, economists and attorneys) together to assist community decision-makers in the development of a sustainable future. The City of Indianapolis' Office of Sustainability is proud to serve on the SDAT team as co-chairs and project coordinators.