The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually recognizes communities throughout the nation that use innovative policies and strategies to strengthen their economies, provide housing and transportation choices, develop ways that bring benefits to a wide range of residents, and protect the environment. The EPA recently announced that applications for the 10th annual National Smart Growth Achievement Award are now being accepted.
The competition is open to public and private sector entities that have successfully used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially, and economically. 2010 award recipients include:
- Overall Excellence in Smart Growth: 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
- Smart Growth and Green Building: Miller’s Court — Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Seawall Development Company, Hamel Builders, and Marks, Thomas Architects
- Programs, Policies, and Regulations: Making the Greatest Place: Metro’s Strategic Implementation of the 2040 Growth Concept — Metro, Portland, Oregon
- Rural Smart Growth: Gateway 1 Corridor Action Plan — Gateway 1 Communities and Maine Department of Transportation
- Civic Places:Mint Plaza — City and County of San Francisco, Martin Building Company, CMG Landscape Architects, and Sherwood Design Engineers
For additional information on the award, please visit the EPA’s website.