15 Aug '11, 2pm

#EPA to Partner with Five State Capitals on #Green Development

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will help the capital cities of Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Nebraska and the District of Columbia to create healthy communities through green development under the Greening America’s Capitals (GAC) project, according to the EPA. The program seeks to help stimulate economic development, provide more housing and transportation choices, and reduce infrastructure and energy costs. The EPA will provide design assistance from private-sector experts to help chosen cities demonstrate sustainable design. Montgomery, Ala., will receive assistance to redesign a one-mile segment of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail to improve the streetscape for walking and biking, to include natural solutions to manage storm water, and to create better connections between neighborhoods for pedestrians in an area crisscrossed by major hig...

Full article: http://www.eco-structure.com/green-communities/epa-to-par...

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