Smart Growth Development Guidance for U.S. EPA

Submitted by bwest on Mon, 03/13/2023 - 10:19
Smart Growth Development Guidance for U.S. EPA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Sonoma Technology helped the U.S. EPA support sustainable development (smart growth) while minimizing near-road pollutant exposure. Sonoma Technology and our study partner Arup developed best practice guidance that can reduce or eliminate near-road pollution exposure while supporting mixed-used development. To complete this work, Sonoma Technology conducted a literature review and developed outreach materials on near-road pollution. The primary audience is community officials, school administrators, and urban transportation planners; however, materials are also relevant for the general, non-scientific public. We completed work in collaboration with several EPA programs and offices, including: the Office of Research and Development (ORD), the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), the Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks Program, and the Office of Children’s Health Protection.<br>

As part of this work, Sonoma Technology and our study partners worked with the EPA to develop a national guidance document, <i><a href="/projects/4506" target="_blank">Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Air Pollution Exposure at Schools</i></a href>. The guidance offers strategies to reduce student exposure to traffic-related air pollution.
Policy and Planning

Douglas S. Eisinger

Submitted by rspencerdev on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:12
Douglas S. Eisinger
Senior Vice President / Chief Scientist, Transportation Policy & Planning