Fueling the conversation for a better Burlington.

Let’s Talk Progress is a speaker series about what Burlington could be–and how smart growth can help us get there. Join national and local expert speakers in a series of discussions about a brighter future for our city. 




MARCH 20, 2018  |  5-7PM  |  Karma Bird House - Maglianero Cafe

Our seventh event featured a panel of local housing experts who are working to make Burlington and the greater metro area more affordable to live. We heard from Brenda Torpy and Michael Monte from Champlain Housing Trust, and Regina Mahony from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission about the current state of housing and what’s being done to address it. The panelists discussed the challenges we face in creating more affordable housing options and what we can do to make Burlington more affordable for all residents.


What is Smart Growth?

Smart growth is a way to build cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.  

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