Smart Growth

2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet

2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Cover Photo
Download the 2011 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-11-002. Photo courtesy of Sean Thomas, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group.

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 2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Booklet includes:

  • A message from the EPA Administrator
  • About the award
  • How smart growth protects the environment
  • Descriptions and photographs of each award winner
  • National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Winners, 2002-2011: Ten Years of Creativity and Commitment

    The winners are:
     
  • Overall Excellence
    Old North Bike TourResidents enjoy a guided bicycle tour around Old North. Photo courtesy of Sean Thomas, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group.

    Old North St. Louis Revitalization Initiative
    St. Louis, Missouri

    A community redefined and rebuilt a historic neighborhood to attract new residents and economic growth while maintaining its distinctive character.
     

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  • Smart Growth and Green Building
    Silver Gardens ENERGY STAR Multifamily Pilot
    Silver Gardens is an ENERGY STAR Multifamily Pilot. Rainwater collected in an underground cistern irrigates the landscaping, and rooftop solar panels and a wind turbine provide electricity. Photo courtesy of Patrick Coulie.

    Silver Gardens Apartments
    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    The first LEED Platinum-certified affordable housing project in the Southwest puts innovative green design near reliable transportation options, meeting a critical public need.
     

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  • Programs, Policies, and Regulations
    El Paso Public Meeting
    Plan El Paso 2010 engaged the public to provide detailed input during hands-on workshops on the design of their neighborhoods and the vision for the city's future growth. Photo courtesy of the City of El Paso.

    Plan El Paso 2010
    El Paso, Texas

    A comprehensive, transit-oriented development plan will help link neighborhoods to greater economic opportunity and to one another, creating new homes and jobs.
     

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  • Rural Smart Growth
    Maroney Commons
    Maroney Commons is located downtown and blends into the streetscape. Photo courtesy of EPA.

    Maroney Commons
    Howard, South Dakota

    A green building generates jobs and teaches rural communities about innovative environmental approaches to spur economic development.
     

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  • Civic Places
    Aerial view of the Roundabout
    The roundabout makes the area safer for pedestrians and motorists by encouraging a constant, but lower, speed. Photo courtesy of Scott Shigley, Shigley Photo.

    Uptown Normal Roundabout
    Normal, Illinois

    A roundabout originally designed to manage traffic has evolved into a civic gathering place and an anchor for economic revitalization, with green features that benefit the entire community.

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