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Smart Growth Program

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.

Announcements

Technical Assistance

  • Local Foods, Local Places: On December 3, the White House announced 26 communities in 19 states that will receive technical support to integrate local food systems into community economic action plans, help revitalize struggling downtowns, and preserve farms and undeveloped land. Read the press release.

  • Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities: On December 11, EPA grantee Smart Growth America announced the 14 communities it selected to receive technical assistance. EPA grantee Project for Public Spaces invites communities to apply for free technical assistance to help them implement smart growth approaches by Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

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News

  • Get the latest news on EPA Smart Growth publications, webinars, technical assistance opportunities, and more on our Smart Growth Listserv. Want more news on smart growth? Sign up for our Twitter feed @EPASmartGrowth.

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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