07 Jun '11, 8pm

EPA's Building Blocks program all over today: Shelburne, VT; Dover, NH; Cambridge, MD; and Spencer, NC:

Walking Audit : Assesses the pedestrian environment in a community and helps form a vision for short- and long-term improvements to sidewalks and streets. Sustainable Land Use Code Audit : Evaluates local land use codes, including zoning and subdivision regulations, for opportunities to incorporate community sustainability goals, remove barriers, and create incentives. Smart Growth Zoning Codes for Small Cities and Rural Areas : Offers a menu of quick fixes that rural and small-town governments can make to their zoning codes and planning documents to get development that protects their character and quality of life. Using Smart Growth to Produce Fiscal and Economic Health : Helps communities get better economic results from development and investments. Complete Streets : Teaches communities how to set investment priorities, draft policies, and implement changes to make the...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/buildingblocks.htm?zzPleas...

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