EPA helps communities grow in ways that expand economic opportunity, protect public health and the environment, and create and enhance the places that people love. Through research, tools, partnerships, case studies, grants, and technical assistance, EPA is helping America's communities turn their visions of the future into reality.
Report: Equitable Redevelopment of Petroleum Brownfields for Zuni Pueblo and Other Tribal Communities is a step-by-step guide to help tribes overcome policy and other barriers to redevelopment of contaminated and vacant sites.
Webinar: We seek your input! Join us for a listening session on the forthcoming Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Training Academy, June 11, 3:00 - 4:00 Eastern.
Report: Lessons from Greening America's Capitals Projects (PDF) (6 pp, 2.7MB, About PDF) provides five lessons from Greening America’s Capitals projects that can help all communities incorporate green design strategies into their planning and development.
Report: Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development provides a menu of land use and community design strategies that community-based organizations, local and regional decision-makers, developers, and others can use to revitalize their communities. Read the press release.
Report: Infrastructure Financing Options for Transit-Oriented Development provides local governments with a comprehensive overview of existing tools and implementation strategies for transit-oriented development, and explores emerging, innovative models for financing.
Report: Residential Construction Trends in America's Metropolitan Regions: 2012 Edition finds that nearly three out of four large metropolitan regions saw an increased share of infill housing development from 2005 - 2009 when compared to 2000 - 2004. Read the press release.
Report: Smart Growth and Economic Success outlines the benefits of smart growth development for developers, businesses, local government, and other groups.
About Smart Growth
Learn about smart growth issues and environmental benefits. Find information about specific topics, resources, and examples of smart growth development, including the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.
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