Ideas to Attract Private-Sector Investment in Suburban Improvement Projects in an Era of Reduced Public Support

U.S. EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities recently released a compendium of research papers for the National Conversation on the Future of Our Communities.  Dr. Cowan’s paper  From Sprawlvilles to Sustainable Suburbs: Ideas to Attract Private-Sector Investment in Suburban Improvement Projects in an Era of Reduced Public Support is included.

 

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The compendium includes 20 papers on a range of topics important to the health and success of our communities, including:

Economic Development Public Health Suburban Retrofit
Environmental Concerns Rural Communities and Small Towns Urban Design/Urban Infrastructure
Housing Schools

 

From the Smart Growth Network website:

“We hoped with this project to start a conversation on thorny issues the smart growth movement has yet to resolve, issues that have received too little attention, and issues that have escaped us altogether. We believe we have achieved that goal, and we thank the many authors who took the time to draft and submit papers and work with us. We invite you to read them, share them with others, and use them as a springboard to continue the conversation in your community.

Regards,
John W. Frece
Director, Office of Sustainable Communities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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