Dec 4, 2011

Awards For Smart Growth

The 2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement recognized communities in five categories:
Overall Excellence
Old North St. Louis Revitalization Initiative, St. Louis, Missouri
Community leaders redefined and rebuilt the historic neighborhood of Old North to attract new residents and economic growth while maintaining its distinctive character.
Smart Growth and Green Building
Silver Gardens Apartments, Albuquerque, New Mexico
This LEED Platinum-certified apartment building puts affordable homes with innovative green design near reliable transportation options, helping low-income residents save money on energy, transportation, and housing.
Programs, Policies, and Regulations
Plan El Paso 2010, El Paso, Texas
El Paso’s development plan will create new transportation options that link neighborhoods to greater economic opportunity and to one another, encouraging growth that can bring new homes and jobs.
Rural Smart Growth
Maroney Commons, Howard, South Dakota
This small town revitalized its downtown with a green building that houses training for green energy and rural health care jobs and models innovative environmental approaches that can spur economic development.
Civic Places
Uptown Normal Roundabout, Normal, Illinois.
Originally designed to manage traffic, the Uptown Normal Roundabout has evolved into a civic gathering place that increases business for local stores.

For more information on the winners, click here.