Sustainable communities are communities planned, built, or modified to promote sustainable living. This may include sustainability aspects relating to development, water, transportation, energy, and waste and materials. They tend to focus on environmental sustainability (including development and agriculture) and economic sustainability. Sustainable communities can focus on sustainable urban infrastructure and/or sustainable municipal infrastructure.
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On June 16, 2009 the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities was formed. As part of this collaboration, the Sustainable Communities Initiative was launched to help improve access to affordable housing, create more transportation options and lower transportation costs, while protecting the environment in communities nationwide.
- LIVABILITY PRINCIPLES
- Provide more transportation choices.
- Promote equitable, affordable housing.
- Enhance economic competitiveness.
- Support existing communities.
- Coordinate and leverage federal policies and investment.
- Value communities and neighborhoods.
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- Modesto’s Population and Housing Density Higher Than Its Neighbors
- Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities
- Cornerstone Infrastructure for Brownfield Development
- Mid-Flight Convention
- SVP Community Leadership Institutes in the News
- 21st Annual Ahwahnee Conference for Local Elected Officials
- Myths and Facts About Agenda 21
- SVP Project Meeting #1 – CAPs and GHG Inventories
- 11th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference