Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America


Marta Goldsmith, Executive Director
Executive Director
Form-Based Codes Institute
Washington, DC
202-868-4103 | Email

Marta Goldsmith is the Director of the Form-Based Codes Institute where she oversees all programming, including technical assistance, educational offerings, and the Driehaus Award for Form Based Codes. Prior to joining Smart Growth America, Marta was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at LRG, Inc., a public affairs and nonprofit management firm. She has served as Senior Adviser to the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, GSA and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a global NGO that advises cities in emerging economies on sustainable transport and urban development projects.

Prior to her tenure at ITDP, Marta worked at the Urban Land Institute, where she was responsible for a wide range of programs, including land use policy research and publications, advisory services, community outreach, international programs, and fundraising. Marta has served as Executive Director of the Southern Governors Association and as Special Assistant to the Governor of Florida where she covered community and economic development, housing, and transportation issues in the Florida-Washington Office.

She has taught planning courses at the University of Virginia and was selected as a W.K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. Marta earned her master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University and a BSc in Sociology from Indiana University.

Tyler Quinn-Smith, Program Associate
Program Associate
Smart Growth America

202-868-4106 | Email

Tyler Quinn-Smith is a Program Associate on the Land Use and Development team at Smart Growth America. He primarily supports the Form-Based Codes Institute where he manages outreach and social media efforts, educational course offerings, and the Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award program. Tyler is also involved in the Small-Scale Manufacturing technical assistance program for Smart Growth America’s Economic Development team.

Prior to joining Smart Growth America in June 2018 as an intern, Tyler served as the Community & Economic Development Intern at UNH Cooperative Extension where he completed various assessment programs for downtown revitalization. Tyler graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Community & Environmental Planning in May 2018.