Communities across the country interested in fostering development that supports thriving local economies while protecting the environment and sense of place can turn to the EPA’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program for resources and tools to help them achieve desired development goals.
Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy), Global Green, Project for Public Spaces and Smart Growth America for a webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST on how the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program can help communities across the country get the kind of development they need. Included in the webinar will be an overview of the program and the technical assistance tools offered by each organization. Participants will learn about deadlines and the application process for this free technical assistance. Participation in the webinar is free, but advanced registration is required.
When:Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST
Where:Webinar information will be sent to registrants
|What:||“Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance”|
In response to record demand for smart growth resources from communities across the country, the EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities created the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program to help communities get the type of development they want and need. Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities seeks to provide quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application. This technical assistance will help selected local and/or tribal governments to implement development approaches that protect the environment, improve public health, create jobs, expand economic opportunity, and improve overall quality of life. In addition to the direct technical assistance provided by EPA staff experts and contractors, EPA has also awarded grants to four nonprofit organizations—Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy), Global Green USA, Project for Public Spaces, and Smart Growth America—to provide further free technical assistance to communities across the nation.
Questions about this event? Email assistance[at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.