Thanks to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of technical assistance announced Dec. 15, the city of Miami will receive help with environmental and economic development issues in 2017.
The Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program selected Miami from 76 other cities.
In the coming year, the EPA will offer five tools to the recipient communities: Green and Complete Streets, Equitable Development, Planning for Infill Development, Sustainable Strategies for Small Cities and Rural Areas, and Flood Resilience for Riverine and Coastal Communities.
“Through our Building Blocks program, local leaders can guide their communities towards a healthier, more vibrant future,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said. “Communities shouldn’t have to choose between protecting the environment and creating economic opportunity.”
Launched in 2011, the Building Blocks program has given 130 communities in 41 states help to “increase their capacity to grow and develop in ways that protect the environment, improve public health, create jobs and economic opportunity, build climate resiliency, and improve overall quality of life.”
Additional details about the program are available here.