WE BELIEVE IN RHODE ISLAND.

#ShareCommunity is an award-winning digital storytelling campaign by
Grow Smart RI. We’re focused on unleashing Rhode Island’s strengths and untapped potential. And we’re not alone. Here are stories of the projects, plans, and policies that are pushing our state forward … and the people behind it all. 

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A VISIONARY WITH UNRELENTING DETERMINATION

For thirty years, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley has been a force for neighborhood revitalization in the communities of the Blackstone Valley using smart growth principles.

 

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THIS. IS. PROVIDENCE.

The historic streets of Rhode Island’s capital city have never seen so much life. Here you’ll discover a lively mix of arts, culture, eats, and unique charm. Bragging rights that include “America’s Best Small City,” “America’s Coolest City,” “Top 10 Best Downtowns,” and “Top City Overall” make PVD an exceptional place to live, work, and play.

 

 

 

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SHEER TENACITY

The city of Central Falls is fast becoming known as the “Comeback City,” and for good reason. Mayor James Diossa has prioritized key physical improvements that are attracting private investment, revitalizing the city’s key transit corridors, and improving quality of life. Projects include streetscape improvements, supporting the adaptive re-use of vacant or underutilized mills, and working to reconnect the city to the MBTA Commuter Rail.

 

 

 

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SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES COME ALIVE

The Foundry and Promenade Apartments are evidence that smart growth principles can come alive. And when they do, value is added to our everyday lives.

 

 

 

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TRANSFORMATION WITH EACH TURNING PAGE

Good things don’t come easy, they never do (like turning a city’s story into a success story). This was authored by public-private partnerships pushed forward by The Providence Foundation.

 

 

 

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Say hi to a revitalized RI & renewed sense of pride.

SMART GROWTH STORIES

Got a smart growth success story
that RI should know about?

That makes our day. Post it on social media today and use the hashtag #ShareCommunity (feel free to also mention @GrowSmartRI). We’ll be on the lookout — and may be inspired to bring it to life as a digital story!

Where does the name “ShareCommunity”
come from?

Great question. When you participate in this campaign, you’re doing much more than just sharing stories. You’re sharing that special sense of community that needs a little boost here in RI. 

STRONGER COMMUNITIES

How is it all connected?

While RI’s distinctive beauty and funky charm are undeniable, we all want more. More economic opportunity. More vibrant communities.

That’s why our sleeves are rolled up at Grow Smart RI. We believe a better RI is possible when we revitalize our urban and town centers, expand transportation choices, and strengthen our agriculture and food system. A huge challenge — and opportunity — awaits us, and we’re excited to move forward together!

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#SHARECOMMUNITY

People across RI are taking action.
What are you waiting for?