Capital Region Sustainable Communities Initiative

Capital Region Sustainable Communities

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Capital Region a $2 million, three-year Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grant (SCRPG). Twenty-seven governmental and private entities came together as the Partnership for Sustainable Communities to successfully compete for these grant funds. Recognizing that regional challenges – healthy environment, mobility, economic opportunities for all, and quality of life – require collaborative and integrated approaches, the Partnership established the Capital Region Sustainable Communities (CRSC) to foster regional collaboration, conduct planning and pursue demonstration projects for sustainable communitiess.

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October 27th & 28th 2011
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center,
Madison WI

Collaboration & Connections: Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

Over 30 organizations, governments, and businesses have joined together to forge new collaborative efforts to advance economic opportunity, healthy environments, and strong communities for all. We have developed this conference to bring in new ideas and advance discussion and actions toward a more sustainable region.
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Grand Vision for Grand Traverse County
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BRT Study Public Meeting Sept. 10
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North Yahara FUDA Study Adopted
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Lessons for Sustainability Indicators
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Reflections on Human Transit: 1
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