Housing choice connects with transportation options, public health & improved access to opportunities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a publication outlining various strategies communities can use to ensure redevelopment plans respond to the needs of existing residents and reflect their values. The strategies are grouped under seven common elements that connect environmental justice, smart growth, and equitable development:
- Facilitate Meaningful Community Engagement in Planning and Land Use Decisions
- Promote Public Health and a Clean and Safe Environment
- Strengthen Existing Communities
- Provide Housing Choices
- Provide Transportation Options
- Improve Access to Opportunities and Daily Necessities
- Preserve and Build on the Features That Make a Community Distinctive
Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities was developed jointly by EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and HUD’s Office of Sustainable Communities.
For complimentary hard copies of the report (including free shipping), email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-490-9198 and request product code: EPA 231-K-10-005. You can download a pdf of the report here: EPA Creating Sustainable Communities report. Feb 2013.