ACSP/EPA Request for Proposals: University Efforts to Encourage Smart Growth
Selected chapters will appear in an edited volume, tentatively titled Lessons in Smart Growth: University Case Studies and Best Practices, to be published by the Lincoln Institute.
The book will consist of ten to twelve chapters that address any program area related to smart growth. Smart growth issues include topics such as growth management, open space preservation, suburban housing affordability, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, increasing transportation choice, expanding housing choice, reducing impervious cover, reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled, brownfields redevelopment, urban infill, building rehabilitation, transit oriented development, preservation of community character, etc. The book will aim to highlight collaborations between universities and stakeholders (i.e., community and civic organizations, local government practitioners, policy makers, etc.) of geographically diverse locations: rural, ex-urban, suburban, and urban. These case studies should provide a candid discussion of: how and why the project was initiated; who were the parties involved; the primary objectives of the project; the smart growth approaches, technology, or innovative techniques used; information resources used; achievements; outcomes; challenges; insights; as well as the potential for transferability.
The format and content of the case study will be geared toward a practitioner audience. They should seek to share practices and lessons learned that are transferable to another university, community, and/or collaborative partnership. Case studies should describe initiatives that are substantially completed. Also, they should convey how universities worked with stakeholders to encourage smart growth through research, technical assistance, planning strategies, and/or community based partnerships that respect community culture and the environment, foster economic development, and enhance quality of life. An editorial committee will review each draft case study (expected to have a length of approximately 25-30 pages) and offer detailed comments.
Respondents to this RFP should submit a proposal for the chapter to be written. Proposals will be selected based on how well they address the following criteria:
1. Relevance to the practice of smart growth (see smart growth principles) and community development
2. Contribution to knowledge about the community development field
3. Methods used in the project
5. Clarity and quality of writing
Please view the RFP in its entirety: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/university.htm
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Posted December 2, 2002
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