Region 1: EPA New England
Links to Related Web Sites
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EPA's National Smart Growth
EPA's national smart growth office, the Development, Community, and Environment Division of the Office of Policy, is working with many partners to develop new tools, provide technical assistance, create incentives, and identify potential new policies to encourage smart growth. The website contains information on these tools and programs.
EPA New England's Brownfields
Various initiatives designed to foster locally-driven and environmentally-safe approaches to the cleanup and reuse of brownfields properties. You will find advice, resources, and contacts at both the regional and national level to assist you with the success of your own sustainable redevelopment efforts. Currently, more than 150 cities and towns in New England participate in the Brownfields Program.
American Farmland Trust
Working to protect farmland from being taken over by urban sprawl. This site does a good job of showing what local and state governments are doing to protect farmland. The Farmland Information Library provides links to online newsletters, databases and statutes that might be of interest.
Farmland Information Center
A great clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. The web site is a partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Farmland Trust.
Grow Smart Rhode Island
Grow Smart Rhode Island is a broad-based coalition working to help Rhode Island grow in sound ways. Studies they have done and other materials are available on their website.
University of Wisconsin site provides a large list of links dealing with sprawl. Linked sites include organizations, academic institutions and government offices dealing with strategic planning and growth as well as those that deal specifically with Wisconsin.
of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy conducts research and policy evaluations, holds conferences, provides education and training, supports demonstration projects, and publishes books and reports on policy issues relating to land.
Massachusetts Smart Growth and Urban Environments Program
The program seeks to advance environmental equity and, through enhanced local land use plans and regulations, achieve development that is consistent with the smart conservation and smart growth goals of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA).
New Hampshire Minimum Impact
The NH Minimum Impact Development Partnership developed a guidebook that is posted on this site, providing best development practices at the building, site, and regional scales.
for Municipal Officials or NEMO
NEMO is a University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System project using innovative techniques (including geographic information systems--GIS) to teach local officials about the sources and impacts of Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution, how different land uses affect water quality, and what towns can do to protect water quality.
Rhode Island Sea Grant's
Sustainable Coastal Communities
Contains information on sustainability issues in Rhode Island's Washington County and Aquidneck Island, resources and contacts for further information.
Smart Growth Network Homepage
Describes growth on all levels: individual buildings to small developments to whole regions. Includes a calendar listing conferences and meetings about growth and highlights remarks of various governors who addressed the topic in their recent inaugural or state of the state addresses.
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
"Resources" link provides annotated bibliography to sprawl publications. The "Federal, State, Local Policies" link summarizes policies and reports; links are provided when available. There is also a comprehensive list of national organizations that are working on the issues of smart growth and sprawl.
The Sustainable Development Institute
"Communicates information describing environmental and economic linkages." Atlantic CoastWatch newsletter has information on grants and job openings in addition to feature articles. (Most parts of the page require Java.)
Transportation Action Network
How does transportation affect where you live? Visit TransAct featuring articles, case studies, reports and papers on the transportation system and communities in the US. A project of EPA's Transportation Partners and Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP).