21 Jun '13, 5pm

Development can impact public health, environment, says @EPAgov via @edcmagazine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a review on how the built environment–the way we build our cities and towns–directly affects our environment and public health. The report was announced by EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe during a national Twitter Town Hall meeting in Washington, D.C., with Maurice Jones, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), and John Porcari, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The publication, “Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions among Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality,” provides evidence that certain kinds of land use and transportation strategies–where and how we build our communities–can reduce the environmental and human health impacts of development. “Although findings might differ on the magnitude of the ...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95110-report-development-c...

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