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.
- Smart Growth and Economic Success: The Business Case discusses how locations with housing and transportation options, a mix of uses close together, and a high quality of life can improve environmental outcomes while providing economic advantages for businesses. This report is the second in the Smart Growth and Economic Success series.
- Using Smart Growth Strategies to Create More Resilient Communities in the Washington, D.C., Region gives local governments policy options to consider when preparing for climate risks while also meeting other environmental, economic, and social goals.
- EPA’s Greening America's Capitals program provides technical assistance to help state capitals envision and implement more sustainable neighborhoods using green infrastructure techniques. Read five new reports containing dozens of design ideas for Baton Rouge, Des Moines, Frankfort, Helena, and Indianapolis.
- Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions Between Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality (2nd Edition) examines how development patterns affect the environment and human health and provides evidence that certain kinds of land use and transportation strategies can reduce development impacts. Read the press release.
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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