1000 Friends of Wisconsin was created in 1996 to protect and enhance Wisconsin’s urban and rural landscapes by providing citizens with the inspiration, information and tools they need to effectively participate in the decisions that have the greatest impact on community health: where we live, work, learn, play and how we get from one place to another. We accomplish our work through three major efforts:

(1) Promoting Implementation of Smart Growth

(2) Policy Development and Advocacy

(3) Research and Information Sharing

Our work focuses on helping communities make the connection between our everyday land use and transportation decisions and our state’s economic, environmental and cultural health.