DOT, HUD and EPA All Trumpet Smart Growth

Anthony Flint reports from the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, where the Feds all spoke about coordinating at the federal level to implement smart growth policies.

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February 8, 2010, 2:00 PM PST

By Tim Halbur


Flint writes, "Shaun Donovan, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ray LaHood, secretary of the Department of Transportation, and Lisa Jackson, director of the Environmental Protection Agency, detailed how they were working together to favor funding for initiatives for housing with better proximity to jobs, schools, and transit, for example, and give more priority to transportation projects that helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions, over traditional criteria such as relieving congestion. They also said the agencies have also stopped working at cross purposes in the array of programs they administer, unifying disparate initiatives under the mantra of sustainability.

'It's time the federal government spoke with one voice,' said Donovan."

Monday, February 8, 2010 in Lincoln Institute of Land Policy blog

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