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Smart Growth

2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet

2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Cover Photo
Download the 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet (PDF). Hard copies are available by emailing nscep@lmsolas.com or calling (800) 490-9198 and requesting EPA 231-K-10-001. Photo courtesy of EPA.

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 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet includes:

  • A message from the EPA Administrator
  • How smart growth protects the environment
  • About the award
  • Descriptions and photographs of each award winner
  • Continuing achievements of past award winners

    The winners are:
     
  • Overall Excellence
    Time Square Green Lights for Midtown Project
    The redesigned Times Square includes new pedestrian areas as a result of the "Green Lights for Midtown" project, a major initiative in the city's efforts to improve mobility and safety, which was implemented in April 2009. Photo courtesy of award winner.

    Smart.Growth@NYC: Policies and Programs for Improving Livability in New York City
    New York City Department of Transportation with the Departments of Health, Design and Construction, and City Planning, New York, New York

    PlaNYC 2030, Mayor Bloomberg’s 2007 blueprint for responsibly growing New York City, provided the inspiration for multi-agency coordination on innovative smart growth policies and projects.

    For an update on this project, see the “How Smart Growth Protects the Environment” section of the 2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement booklet.

     

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  • Smart Growth and Green Building
    Millers Court Courtyard
    Miller's Court residents can enjoy the courtyard during the day and at night. Photo courtesy of Marks, Thomas Architects.

    Miller’s Court
    Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Seawall Development Company, Hamel Builders, and Marks, Thomas Architects, Baltimore, Maryland

    Miller’s Court is a model of integrating mixed-use redevelopment with preservation of a landmark historic building and sustainable design principles to help revitalize an entire community.
     

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  • Programs, Policies, and Regulations
    Compact Development Projects
    By building compact development projects, the region has relieved pressure on the urban growth boundary. Photo courtesy of award winner.

    Making the Greatest Place: Metro’s Strategic Implementation of the 2040 Growth Concept
    Metro, Portland, Oregon

    Metro, the elected regional government of the Portland area, is encouraging sustainable land use for future population growth through its Making the Greatest Place effort, which builds on the 2040 Growth Concept.

    For an update on this project, see the “How Smart Growth Protects the Environment” section of the 2012 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement booklet.

     

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  • Rural Smart Growth
    Bath City Center
    The city center of Bath has retained its small-town feel due to the Gateway 1 effort. Photo courtesy of award winner.

    Gateway 1 Corridor Action Plan
    Gateway 1 Communities and Maine Department of Transportation, Maine

    This collective effort by 20 towns is a noteworthy initiative to preserve the economy, environment, and quality of life along the regionally significant U.S. Route 1 corridor, from Brunswick in southern Maine to Stockton Springs, framing Maine’s central coast area.
     

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  • Civic Places
    Mint Plaza Concert
    A lunchtime concert is one of many events contributing to the "public living room" of Mint Plaza. Photo courtesy of Martin Building Company.

    Mint Plaza
    City and County of San Francisco, Martin Building Company, CMG Landscape Architects, and Sherwood Design Engineers, San Francisco, California

    Mint Plaza, in downtown San Francisco, is a formerly derelict, city-owned alley converted into a lively public plaza and festival space with an innovative stormwater system.

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