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Smart Growth

2002 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet

2002 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
Download the 2002 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet (PDF). Photo courtesy of Federal Realty Investment Trust. 

Through the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, EPA recognizes and supports communities that use innovative policies and strategies to strengthen their economies, provide housing and transportation choices, develop in ways that bring benefits to a wide range of residents, and protect the environment.

The 2002 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet includes:

  • A message from the EPA Administrator
  • Environmental protection and smart growth
  • About the award
  • Descriptions and photographs of each award winner

The winners are:

  • Overall Excellence in Smart Growth
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    This aerial photo demonstrates the effectiveness of Arlington's approach around the Rosslyn and Court House stations. It also shows that smart growth results in a wide range of housing types from apartments and condos to townhouses and single-family detached homes. Photo courtesy of award winner.

    Rosslyn-Ballston Metro Corridor
    Arlington County, Virginia

    Arlington's planning approach places dense, mixed-use, infill development at five Metro stations and tapers it down to residential neighborhoods, creating vibrant "urban villages" where people live, shop, work, and play using transit, pedestrian walkways, bicycles, or cars.

    For updates on this project, see the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement booklets for 2003, 2004, and 2005.
     

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  • Built Projects
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    Wellington's houses are clustered together in groups of ten and feature front porches and rear alleys. Clustering of homes allows the neighborhood to preserve public open space and trails. Photo courtesy of award winner.

    Wellington Neighborhood
    Town of Breckenridge, Planning Department, Colorado

    The Wellington Neighborhood in Breckenridge provides affordable and market-rate housing on a site that was once dredge-mined. The project recycles land, creates housing for working families, provides a free transit shuttle to the nearby downtown, and helps the region avoid "mountain sprawl."
    For updates on this project, see the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement booklets for 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2012.
     

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  • Policies and Regulations
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    Construction underway on Phase 1 of the Franklin Street project, which will provide 206 residential units at the Redwood City Caltrain Station. Photo courtesy of award winner.

    Transit-Oriented Development Incentive Program
    City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, California

    San Mateo's TOD Incentive Program uses transportation funds to help communities that build more housing near rail stations. It spurs construction of needed housing and creates environmental benefits by giving people the option of commuting and running errands by rail.

    For updates on this project, see the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement booklets for 2003, 2004, and 2009.

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  • Community Outreach and Education
    Melrose Summit
    Melrose residents at a community summit discuss preservation and growth. Such summits allow residents and stakeholders to exchange ideas about the community and develop a common vision for its future. Photo courtesy of award winner.

    Community Preservation Initiative
    Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

    The Massachusetts Community Preservation Initiative is a statewide smart growth program that helps municipal officials and community leaders understand the potential effects of future growth. It provides tools, technical assistance, and outreach to encourage informed and balanced growth decisions.

    For updates on this project, see the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement booklets for 2003, 2004, and 2005.

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