Special Smart Growth Technical Assistance Projects
In addition to our Smart Growth Implementation Assistance program, EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities (formerly the Development, Community, and Environment Division) sometimes works on special technical assistance projects with other partners. Some of these projects include:
Zuni Pueblo Technical Assistance Project: Equitable Redevelopment of Petroleum Brownfields for Zuni Pueblo and Other Tribal Communities (PDF) (64 pp, 1.5MB, About PDF): EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, and Region VI Office worked jointly with the Zuni Environmental Protection Program to develop a step-by-step guide on redeveloping petroleum brownfields sites. The guide focuses on three sites located on Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, but also provides information useful to tribes nationwide.
Concord, NH, Technical Assistance Project: Assistance to help Concord sustainably redevelop historic properties in its downtown.
Assistance to Iowa communities affected by floods and tornadoes in 2008: EPA and FEMA's work with the Rebuild Iowa Office and Iowa Department of Economic Development to provide technical assistance for Iowa communities that have been affected by natural disasters.
Atlantic Steel Site Redevelopment Project: Information about how EPA helped Atlantic Station, a redevelopment project in Atlanta, show that its smart growth measures would help reduce its air pollution, among other environmental benefits.
Smart Growth Index: A past EPA technical assistance program that developed a GIS sketch model to simulate alternative land-use and transportation scenarios and evaluate their outcomes using indicators of environmental performance. This program is no longer active, but the materials remain available.