Building Blocks: 2013 Communities Selected

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Our Green Urbanism Program (GUP) announced the six communities to receive free neighborhood design consultation in 2013 with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

In the next year, four sustainability experts on our GUP team will conduct three-day visits to Montgomery, Alabama; Camden, New Jersey; Cary, North Carolina; Toledo, Ohio; Burlington, Vermont; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Then they'll provide comprehensive recommendations for infrastructure and policy changes aimed at helping the communities build a future that is more resource-efficient, livable, healthy, and environmentally responsible.

The neighborhoods were competitively selected for the free consultations based on several criteria, including need for assistance, urgency, substantial upcoming projects, and community engagement.