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Smart Growth

Special Smart Growth Technical Assistance Projects

In addition to our technical assistance programs, EPA's Office of Community Revitalization (formerly the Office of Sustainable Communities) has occasionally worked on special technical assistance projects with other partners. Some of these projects include:

  • Old North St. Louis: Sustainably Developing a Historic District: EPA worked with the Old North St. Louis neighborhood to help develop a vision that would guide new growth and development in a manner that protects, preserves, and rehabilitates its historic character while incorporating environmentally sustainable features that enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.
  • Atlantic Steel Site Redevelopment Project: EPA helped Atlantic Station, a redevelopment project in Atlanta, show that its smart growth measures would help reduce air pollution and provide other environmental benefits.
  • Clean Water State Revolving Fund Pilot Program: Beginning in 2010, EPA’s Office of Water and Office of Sustainable Communities jointly sponsored a pilot technical assistance program with three states’ Clean Water State Revolving Funds programs to explore modifications that could encourage investments that support sustainable communities and to provide models for other states. EPA selected California, Maryland, and New York for this assistance. The California and Maryland reports are available here: Search EPA Archive Click on this link for the New York report (PDF) EXIT(12 pp, 350 K, About PDF)
  • Iowa communities affected by floods and tornadoes in 2008: EPA and FEMA worked with the Rebuild Iowa Office and Iowa Department of Economic Development to provide technical assistance to communities in Iowa that have been affected by natural disasters. Information about this work is available in the EPA Archive. Click Search EPA Archive and search for "Iowa floods smart growth."
  • Smart Growth Index: This technical assistance program developed a GIS sketch model to simulate alternative land-use and transportation scenarios and evaluate their outcomes using indicators of environmental performance. The program is no longer active, but the materials are available in the EPA Archive. Click Search EPA Archive and search for "Smart Growth Index."
  • Zuni Pueblo Technical Assistance Project: Equitable Redevelopment of Petroleum Brownfields for Zuni Pueblo and Other Tribal Communities: EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, and Region 6 office worked with the Zuni Environmental Protection Program to develop a step-by-step guide on redeveloping petroleum brownfields sites. The guide focuses on three sites on Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico but provides information useful to tribes nationwide. The guide is available in the EPA Archive. Click Search EPA Archive and type or paste the guide's title into the search box.