Presentation on theme: "Sustainable Community Principles and Air Quality 2010 East/Southeast Fort Worth Economic Development Summit September 17, 2010 Carl E. Edlund, P.E. Director,"— Presentation transcript:
Sustainable Community Principles and Air Quality 2010 East/Southeast Fort Worth Economic Development Summit September 17, 2010 Carl E. Edlund, P.E. Director, Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Dallas, Texas
HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership Enhance integrated planning and investment Provide a vision for sustainable growth. Redefine housing affordability. Redevelop underutilized sites. Develop livability measures and tools. Align HUD, DOT and EPA programs. Undertake joint research, and outreach.
Transit stations help define the most important places Greater density than community average Reduced parking Convert surface parking to structured parking Quality pedestrian environment A mix of uses A defined center Transit integrated with TOD Transit Oriented Development = Air Quality Improvement
Safe streets Pedestrian-oriented Strong center Local services Parks and open space Housing choices Good jobs Create destinations Structured parking or further-removed surface parking TOD Benefits
(2) Proposed Southwest to Northeast Line to DFW International Airport (sw2neRAIL) Potential, New Transit Corridors In Or Near E-SE Fort Worth: Less Air Emissions and More TOD? (1)July 2010: FTA awards Fort Worth $25 million for 2.5 mile streetcar loop.
Electric Power Demand: The Role of Power Plants in Air Quality MW Noon Midnight
Green, Affordable Housing Dallas’ sustainable urban block: low-income housing that largely generates its own power, with on-site vegetable gardens LEED-Silver Habitat homes mean lower utility costs and less air pollution from power plants.
Brownfields Redevelopment Evans and Rosedale Business and Cultural District EPA Brownfields funds were used in site assessment. Extensive clean-up of 25 acres, preparing it for redevelopment Now includes loft apartments, specialty retail; large new department store built nearby Before: 2000 After Montgomery Ward catalogue center