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2009 Call for Entries for National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

The National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), applications are now available and are encouraged in five categories: built projects; policies and regulations; smart growth and green building; smart growth streets; and overall excellence in smart growth. Public and private sector projects that exemplify smart growth principles are encouraged to apply.

The winners will be chosen based on the inclusion of smart growth principles that embody community culture and the environment, foster economic development, and enhance quality of life and public health. Submitted projects should demonstrate significant progressive influence on their communities between April 2004 and April 2009.

This year, the public sector winners will receive support for further achievements in smart growth strategies within their communities. Winners will receive one complementary registration to the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in 2010. Apply by April 23, 2009. For more information and an application packet, visit, www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm.