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New Partnership for Sustainable Communities Report: Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities

November 21, 2011
Case Studies, Integrated Planning, Resources

The HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities and the USDA released the 2011 report Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities, a report that discusses how the four agencies are collaborating to support rural communities. This publication highlights how small towns and rural places across the country are using federal resources to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life to residents, and build on local assets such as traditional main streets, agricultural lands, and natural resources.  The report includes sections on how HUD, DOT, EPA, and USDA programs support environmentally and economically sustainable growth in rural places; performance measures rural communities can use to target their investments; and 12 case studies of rural communities using federal resources to achieve their development and economic goals. It also outlines steps the Partnership for Sustainable Communities is pursuing to support small towns and rural places.  Read the report here. For more information on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, please visit: