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Whitman to Announce National Awards for Smart Growth

Release Date: 11/14/2002
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Teresa Libera 202-564-7873/

(11/14/2002) EPA Administrator Christie Whitman will announce the winners of EPA’s first National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement on Nov. 18 at the National Building Museum. The awards will recognize state, regional and local governments that promote and achieve smart growth. Smart growth development practices support national environmental goals by preserving open space and parkland and protecting critical habitat; improving transportation choices to reduce emissions from automobiles; promoting Brownfield redevelopment and reducing polluted run-off. One winner will be announced in each of the following categories: 1) Overall Excellence in Smart Growth; 2) Built Projects; 3) Community Outreach and Education and 4) Policies and Regulations. Each award recipient has incorporated principles of smart growth to create places that respect community culture and the environment, foster economic development and enhance quality of life. Winners, who will be announced, achieved smart growth initiatives that could be replicated and effective and appropriately reflect citizen and stakeholder participation and partnership. The awards ceremony is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and is open to reporters and the public. Advance registration is requested to ensure seating availability. To register, send an email including name and affiliation and the number of persons attending to:

        TIME: Monday, Nov. 18, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

        LOCATION: National Building Museum, 401 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (Judiciary Square

To learn more about EPA’s National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement and other smart growth activities, see: