Global Green is seeking applications from local governments and tribal entities for the 2015 Sustainable Neighborhood Assessments. The assistance is based on the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard, which provides a nationally recognized method for creating neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient, and equitable.This free assistance is being provided under a grant to Global Green from the US EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The estimated dollar value of this technical assistance is approximately $20,000 per community. Six awards will be made through this selection process.
Through a 3-day intensive visit and consultation, the Global Green team will evaluates how the sustainability of a specific neighborhood can be enhanced through an upcoming catalytic project. During the site assessment, the team will identify the existing positive qualities of the neighborhood, consult with community stakeholders in meetings and a public workshop, and identify major opportunities to improve neighborhood sustainability and resiliency. At the conclusion of the visit, the team will present recommendations for both physical and policy changes to the neighborhood.
Good candidates for this assistance are communities that have expressed an interest in integrating sustainability as part of community revitalization efforts and that can identify a neighborhood that features a "catalytic project." Examples from previous communities include affordable housing development or renovation, public housing redevelopment through Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, urban design and green infrastructure upgrades related to combined sewer overflow mitigation, light rail or bus rapid transit stations, new urban parks, eco district formation, and modifications to increase resilience to extreme weather events.
• Application Deadline: July 17th, 2015 | Midnight PST
• Download the application, click HERE