National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

National Award for Smart Growth Achievement


2008 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 seventh annual National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. This competition is open to public sector entities and for certain categories, private sector entities, that have used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially, and economically.

Smart growth development practices support national environmental goals by preserving open spaces and parkland and protecting critical habitat; improving transportation choices, including walking, bicycling, and transit, which reduces emissions from automobiles; promoting brownfield redevelopment; and reducing impervious surfaces, which improves water quality.

This year, applications will be accepted in five categories:
• Overall Excellence in Smart Growth
• Built Projects (public and private sectors)
• Policies and Regulations
• Equitable Development
• Colleges, Universities, and Medical/Hospital Research Institutions
(Public and Private Sectors)

Interested parties are encouraged to submit applications for smart growth policies, projects, or programs that have shown significant activity between April 7, 2003, and April 7, 2008. Successful applicants will have used smart growth principles to create places that respect community culture and the environment, foster economic development, and enhance quality of life and public health.

Applications are due on April 7, 2008. Up to five winners will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in November 2008.

For more details about the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, including application forms for each category, visit:

Related Link: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- Smart Growth

For more information contact:

Daniel Hutch
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
DC 20460

Phone: 202-566-2844
Fax: 202-566-2868
Email: [email protected]

Posted February 26, 2008

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