EPA consulted with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation to select this year’s 43 recipients from 121 applicants through a competitive process.
Fort Lauderdale is receiving assistance with creating a green streets strategy. A green street incorporates green infrastructure to manage storm water while making the street more walk-able a aesthetically appealing. This tool will help communities develop strategies for greening their street based on national models and case studies. More information on the Building Blocks program: http://www.epa.gov/
More information on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities: http://www.epa.gov/