Wednesday, February 23, 2011
From Roberta White at EPA:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce
that the application period for the 10th annual National Award for Smart
Growth Achievement is now open . Through this award, EPA recognizes and
supports communities that have successfully used smart growth principles
to improve communities environmentally, socially, and economically. Open
to public- and private-sector entities, winners will be recognized at a
ceremony in Washington, DC, in December 2011.
To view the application and complete entry guidelines, please visit:
Overview of the Awards:
· Entry deadline is April 6, 2011.
· Applicants may be public- or private-sector entities, but all
applications must include a public-sector partner. Applications
for public-nonprofit activities are welcome but must be submitted
by the public-sector participant.
· Awards will be given for the following four categories:
Programs, Policies, and Regulations: This category
recognizes regulatory and policy initiatives that
support the principles of smart growth. EPA is
particularly interested in actions that remove
barriers to or provide incentives for smart growth.
Smart Growth and Green Building: This category
recognizes development that combines smart growth and
green building approaches as building design and
materials are integrated with land use and location
efficiency. Projects may be single or multiple
Civic Places: This category recognizes projects in
the public realm that improve a community's sense of
place while adding environmental and economic
benefits. EPA is particularly interested in projects
that create well-designed and vibrant public spaces.
Rural Smart Growth: This category recognizes
communities that preserve and encourage rural
economies and character. EPA is interested in thriving
rural areas that have used smart growth approaches to
encourage economic development and job creation,
improve transportation choices and housing options,
and support the economic viability of working lands.
· An “Overall Excellence" winner will be chosen from the four
categories by the review panels.
For additional information, please visit
or contact Ted Cochin ([email protected]), 202-566-2181.
Jamie Baker Roskie