by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
This is exciting! Anybody who doesn’t have to work evenings can sit in a visioning session to shape how free government money for housing, recreation, and healthcare can shape Smart Growth and environmental justice in my very own home town! I feel so inclusive! I wish I could go to explain my recreation needs and my insatiable appetite for government solutions.
You’re invited to a workshop about supporting equitable development in Asheville. The event is set for 6 p.m. July 16 at the Grant Center, 285 Livingston St. . . .
What is equitable development? Equitable outcomes result by integrating smart growth, environmental justice and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable and inclusive neighborhoods.
In Spartanburg, S.C., for example, residents partnered with local government, federal agencies and industry stakeholders to create new housing, parks, business and health clinics where brownfields and abandoned buildings once existed. . . .
The workshop is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. . . .