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Call for Entries: U.S. EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement  Torma-@epamail.epa.gov
 Feb 23, 2009 14:31 PST 


2009 Call for Entries
National Award for Smart Growth Achievement


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce
that applications are now being accepted for the eighth annual National
Award for Smart Growth Achievement. This competition is open to
public-sector or private sector applicants that have used the principles
of smart growth to create better places. Private-sector applicants are
encouraged to submit applications for projects that demonstrate a
significant public-private partnership.

Smart growth development serves the economy, the community, and the
environment. Smart growth approaches to development create clear
environmental benefits, including improved air and water quality,
preservation of critical habitat and open space, and more cleanup and
re-use of brownfield sites.

This year, applications will be accepted in five categories:
-- Built Projects
-- Policies and Regulations
-- Smart Growth and Green Building
-- Smart Growth Streets
-- Overall Excellence in Smart Growth

Interested parties are encouraged to submit applications for smart
growth activities that have shown significant activity between April 23,
2004, and April 23, 2009. Successful applicants will have incorporated
the principles of smart growth to create places that respect community
culture and the environment, foster economic development, and enhance
quality of life and public health.

This year, the public sector winners will receive support for further
implementing smart growth strategies in their communities. In addition,
public sector winners will receive one complementary registration to the
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in 2010.

Applications are due on April 23, 2009. Up to five winners will be
recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC in December 2009.

For more details about the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement,
including an application packet, visit:
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm.
	
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