Has your community set goals for achieving improved livability, smart growth, or sustainability?

Are you running into barriers in achieving these goals?

Applications for free technical assistance are now available on the Livability Solutions website!

PPS is excited to announce that applications for free technical assistance to address this challenge are now available on the Livability Solutions website. We will be offering this technical assistance with our partners at Livability Solutions thanks to a grant from the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

We are looking for applications from communities with a strong interest in and commitment to livability, smart growth, and sustainability principles, but who face a significant challenge or barrier to moving forward. This targeted technical assistance will provide selected communities with tools and improved capacity to achieve the livability, smart growth, and sustainability goals they have set, and engage them with a network of other communities working toward similar goals and facing similar challenges.

We will be working with our partners at Livability Solutions to lead one- and two-day workshops to assist selected communities in implementing sustainable and smart growth development and programs. We’ll be using time-honored approaches — such as our Power of 10 method of inventorying and mapping a community’s place-based assets — as well as innovative new strategies for transportation and land-use planning that create better places, such as the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index. With our unique suite of tools, we can help communities through the process of implementing better places to live that are also more sustainable. For more information on this technical assistance, and instructions for how to apply, please see the Livability Solutions website. For inquiries, contact livabilitysolutions@pps.org.

This assistance is funded by US EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities under their Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The Building Blocks program funds quick, targeted assistance to communities that face common development problems. Three other nonprofit organizations have received competitively awarded grants under this program this year to help communities get the kinds of development they want –Cascade Land Conservancy, Global Green USA, and Smart Growth America.

Our partners in this project are the members of Livability Solutions, a coalition helping communities succeed:

For more information on PPS’s other technical assistance and training programs, visit our website.