Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Partnership for Sustainable CommunitiesPublication Type:
White Paper

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Sustainable communities are places that balance their economic and natural assets so that the diverse needs of local residents can be met now and in the future.  In response to the increasing demand for safer, greener, more livable communities, the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency formed the interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities.

Download this document to learn about the achievements of the Partnership's first year.  Topics discussed include:

  • Attributes of sustainable communities
  • Defining the six livability principles
  • Benefits of interagency collaboration
  • Targeting grants to community projects
  • Removing federal policy barriers to sustainable development
  • Aligning  programs, policies, and budgets of collaborating agencies
  • The Partnership’s plans for the future

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