What we do

The University of Louisville Center for Environmental Policy and Management (CEPM) through our core grant for the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) and other federal, state and local resources provides 7 types of research and technical assistance.

  • Practice Guides
  • Policy Reports
  • Land Use / Housing Surveys
  • Workshops / Public Meetings
  • One-on-One Assistance
  • Environmental Task Force Participation
  • Web-Based Resources
  • Lecture and Symposium Series / Conferences

The subject areas for these products include but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable Land Use Planning (Affordable Housing, Transportation, Environmental Quality, Smart Growth)
  • Safe Soils (Urban Agriculture, Community Gardens, Backyard Gardens, Public Landscapes, Brownfields, Vacant Property)
  • Water Conservation and Protection (Wet Growth Planning, Water Utility Finance Systems)
  • Environmental Justice/Community Participation (Brownfield Redevelopment, Food Deserts, Climate Action Plans)
  • Air Pollution (Air Toxic Programs, PM2.5, Anti-Idling Ordinances)
  • Climate Change (Community and Organizational Climate Action Plans)
  • Safe and Just Food Systems (Kentucky Foodtrader, Urban Agriculture, Community Gardens)
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Building Practices (State and Local Energy Efficiency and Green Building resources and policy evaluation)