Simsbury, Connecticut is one of six New England towns soon to benefit from a technical assistance grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, reports the Simsbury Patch.
“The EPA is going to send in a private firm to assess things like walkability, such as sidewalks, street crossings and parking,” said Hiram Peck, Simsbury’s Town Planner.
The technical experts will work with the communities on actions they can take to improve the economy, the environment, and quality of life.
“EPA is very pleased to be part of a coordinated effort to help these six New England communities develop practical and sustainable approaches that can lead to quality of life improvements for citizens, and which can help bolster our economy,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office.
The EPA’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program is part of the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities. For more information on the Partnership visit www.smartgrowthamerica.org/partnership.