2002 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet
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
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.
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."
Policies and Regulations
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.
Community Outreach and Education
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.