Sustainable community

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Sustainable community

Preserves or improves quality of life while minimizing its impact on the environment, and achieving these goals using fiscally and environmentally responsible policies.
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We look forward to working with the selected organizations and their community partners to make a difference in tackling the affordability crisis and supporting sustainable, healthy communities," said Maria Evans, Vice President, Sustainable Communities Partnership and Innovation, Fannie Mae.
After a community sustainability plan is approved, communities in the program may apply for certification in the Sustainable Communities Program by demonstrating continuous progress towards goals in the plan under fifteen focus areas that comprise sustainability principles.
Since 2009, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities has been working to ensure that HUD, DOT, EPA and other federal agency investments better serve communities that were hard hit by the economic recession.
Federal agencies are advancing healthy and sustainable communities by creating "bridges" between agencies.
In his March 2011 NRDC 'Switchboard' blog post entitled "A Trip to Sustainaville," Benfield lays out his vision for what a model of sustainable communities could look like, with neighborhoods sporting healthy amounts of green space and shared vegetable gardens; mass transit, biking and walking replacing the majority of automobile traffic; and mixed use communities where schools, residences and commercial spaces are near each other and are powered by solar panels, geothermal heat pumps or windmills.
Housing policy should be about building sustainable communities that are a joy to live in, not to rip apart communities and separate families.
A NEW urban quarter on the site of the former steel works at Ebbw Vale has become the first in the UK to achieve an exemplary rating under BRE's master planning tool for creating sustainable communities.
The Sustainable Communities scheme will promote the shared use of resources and buildings.
The topics for this year are energy (energy efficiency and energy sources), climate change adaptation and sustainable communities.
While much has been achieved over the last two decades to quantify and improve the environmental performance of buildings and infrastructure, it is still early days in terms of understanding how we can shape more sustainable communities within the built environment.
"SUSTAINABLE communities" is one of those terms that stumps an editor.
The Labour MP for Coventry South has signed an early day motion in the House of Commons to support the Sustainable Communities Bill.

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