December 1, 2009
The National Award for Smart Growth Achievement recognizes communities that use the principles of smart growth to create better places. This annual competition is open to public- and private-sector entities.
Please join us at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the winners of the 2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. One winner will be announced in each of the following categories: Built Projects; Smart Growth and Green Building; Policies and Regulations; and Overall Excellence in Smart Growth. The communities honored this year range from a center city to a rural farming area. They show us that if we grow smarter, we can make America’s cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities more resilient to economic and environmental challenges and more beautiful.
After the awards ceremony, Juliet Eilperin, the Washington Post’s national environment reporter, will moderate a panel with representatives from each of the four award-winning communities. The discussion will include challenges they overcame; partnerships with government, nonprofit, and public stakeholders; and lessons learned for other places hoping to build sustainable communities.
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2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement