2002 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

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Date: 20 Nov 2002 16:44:44 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Whitman Presents EPA National Awards for Smart Growth
 
[POSTED BY Tim Torma <Torma.Tim@epamail.epa.gov>]

Below is a press release from EPA on the recently announced winners of
the first National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.  The winner in
the "Built Projects" category was a brownfield project. Case studies of
each winner can be found at: www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm

A hard copy of the publication detailing each winner can be obtained
free of charge by calling calling 513-891-6561. Ask for publication #
EPA 231-F-02-002.


Whitman Presents EPA National Awards for Smart Growth
November 18, 2002

Today U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie
Whitman announced four winners of the first National Award for Smart
Growth Achievement.The award recognizes innovative approaches and
actions taken by state, local and regional governments to achieve smart
growth. Each award recipient incorporated principles of smart growth to
create places that respect community culture and the environment, foster

economic development and enhance quality of life.

"The driving force of smart growth is to provide each Americans with
greater quality of life by developing healthy communities with
flourishing economies, open space for parks and recreation and
convenient transportation choices," said Whitman during the award
ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. "That's
what this award does ? shines a spotlight on the best of the best smart
growth achievements.

"Communities from around the country can learn from today's winners,"
said Whitman. "Each one provides valuable lessons that can be put to use

to improve the quality of life today and for generations to come."

Smart growth is about how and where growth should occur in a way that
creates healthy communities and neighborhoods and a strong economy ? and

it answers the question of how to minimize environmental impacts and
maximize public investments.
The award categories and winners are as follows:

Overall Excellence: Arlington County, Va., for Smart Growth in the
Rosslyn/Ballston Corridor. Arlington planned dense, mixed-use
development at five Metro stations creating vibrant "urban villages"
where people live, shop, work and play using transit, pedestrian
walkways, bicycles or cars.

Built Projects: Breckenridge Planning Department, Colo., for the
Wellington Neighborhood. This project recycles land, creates affordable
housing for working families, provides a free transit shuttle to the
nearby downtown and helps the region avoid "mountain sprawl."

Policies and Regulations: City County Association of Governments of San
Mateo County, Calif., for its Transit-Oriented Development Incentive
Program. This program uses transportation funds to help towns that build

housing near rail stations, directly linking land use with efficient use

of the existing transportation system.

Community Outreach and Education: State of Massachusetts Executive
Office of Environmental Affairs for the Community Preservation
Initiative. This is a statewide smart growth program that helps
municipal officials and community leaders understand the potential
effects of future growth and make more informed choices.

Creation of the National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement was
announced by Whitman on Jan. 24, and over 100 applications were
submitted in this first competition. Winning entries were selected based

on the ability to be replicated and the effectiveness in advancing smart

growth and on the level of citizen and stakeholder participation or
partnership. The competition was open to state, regional or local
governments and other public sector entities. For more information about

the awards program and the winners, go to:
www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm.


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Tim Torma
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation (1808T)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

email - torma.tim@epa.gov
ph - 202-566-2864
fax - 202-566-2868

Delivery Address
EPA West Building (room 1416-F)
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Development, Community & Environment Division:
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth
A partner in the Smart Growth Network: http://www.smartgrowth.org

The 2nd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will be held
January 30 - February 1,2003 in New Orleans. Visit the conference web
site at: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/SmartGrowth/

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