Partnership for Sustainable Communities Web Briefing materials now available

Thank you to everyone who attended SGA’s Sustainable Communities Network “Partnership for Sustainable Communities Web Briefing” earlier this week.

Smart Growth America hosted senior leadership from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the White House Office of Public Affairs on the briefing and provided an opportunity to ask questions and receive updates on this year’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities grants, where the Partnership stands in the fiscal year 2012 budget, and upcoming announcements and opportunities. We also heard about the American Jobs Act and a joint report to Congress from DOT and HUD on barriers to coordinated transportation and housing investments.

Listen in: Click here to view the archived webinar

Presenters on the webinar (in the order in which they spoke):

Greg Nelson from the White House Office of Public Affairs
John Frece, Director, Office of Sustainable Communities, EPA
Shelley Poticha, Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, HUD
Beth Osborne, Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOT

**Please note: The EPA is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 6th, at 2:00 PM ET, entitled “Building Blocks and Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Call for Letters of Interest.” Click here to register.

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