"Neighborhoods Get Federal Help With Brownfields, Housing, Transport"

"A new Office of Sustainable Communities is being created within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help communities take an integrated approach to making environmental, housing and transportation decisions.

The Office of Sustainable Communities aims to help create neighborhoods that offer good jobs, educational opportunities, safe and affordable homes and transportation options while minimizing their impact on the environment.

At the outset, five communities will get planning and technical assistance to accomplish their sustainable redevelopment goals."

Environment News Service had the story February 17, 2010.

Thursday, February 18, 2010