Your tax dollars at work: ‘Partnership for Sustainable Communities’

3 March 2012

“By working together, [HUD, DOT, and EPA] can make sure that when it comes to development—housing, transportation, energy efficiency—these things aren’t mutually exclusive; they go hand in hand. And that means making sure that affordable housing exists in close proximity to jobs and transportation. That means encouraging shorter travel times and lower travel costs. It means safer, greener, more livable communities.

~President Barack Obama
Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Also from the site:

To guide its work, the Partnership developed six livability principles:

  • Provide more transportation choices.
  • Promote equitable, affordable housing.
  • Enhance economic competitiveness.
  • Support existing communities.
  • Coordinate and leverage federal policies and investment.
  • Value communities and neighborhoods.

“Equitable housing”? More social justice brought to you by a caring authority. Or something.

H/T ReFounders on Facebook

Also, “Hanne Marstrand Strong discusses how we can creat an environmental paradise on earth. New York City 2007”

H/T American Alert – Sustainable Development on Facebook

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