CEPM was supporting the national Sustainable Communities Learning Network as a capacity building provider to Sustainable Communities grantees across the nation. CEPM lead a team comprised of members of the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), specifically the New England Environmental Finance Center, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, and the Southwest Environmental Finance Center, as well as two other University of Louisville centers: Center for Hazards Research and Center for Infrastructure Research
Our team’s technical assistance focused on:
- Building the capacity of nearly 400 Sustainable Communities and EPA grantees to meet their workplan objectives, including implementing effective strategies for infrastructure investment and local and regional planning.
- Fostering grantee peer-sharing to encourage coordination between projects as well as sharing of sustainability practices.
- Helping grantees integrate water infrastructure, green infrastructure, consent decrees, brownfields redevelopment, and resiliency into their local and regional planning efforts.
Grantees and professionals working on projects supported by the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities are encouraged to visit the Sustainable Communities Learning Network website for resources, technical assistance, and training events.
- Asset Management for Stormwater
- Saving by Mitigating
- Auditing Your Town's Development Code for Barriers to Sustainable Water Management
Water Management Learning Modules
Topical Resource Directories
Practice Guides & Case Studies
- Urban Transportation and the Benefits of Public Transit
- Building Economic Resilience in the Kerr-Tar Region: Recommendations for Linking Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies and Hazard Mitigation Plans (2015)
- Green Infrastructure Opportunities that Arise During Municipal Operations (2015)
- Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative (2015)
- Lessons from the Storm: Case Studies on Economic Recovery and Resilience (2014)
- Integrating Water into Local and Regional Sustainability Planning: Case Studies from Sustainable Communities Grantees (2014)
- Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure (2014)
- Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual: A Process for Program Reform (2014)
- Green Infrastructure on Brownfields (2012)
- Privatizing Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments (2012)
- Promoting Green Infrastructure - Strategies, Case Studies, & Resources (2012)
- Case Studies for Stormwater Management on Compacted, Contaminated Soils in Dense Urban Areas (2008)
Growing the Local/Regional Food System: Strategies for Sustainable and Equitable Economic Development- Louisville, Kentucky- February 18-19, 2015
The link above is to presentations and materials from this two-day event that highlighted strategies for building and strengthening the local and regional food system as a way to develop economic prosperity and create healthy, inclusive communities.
Linking Water Infrastructure to Community and Economic Development in Smaller Places - Wichita, Kansas - October 28-29, 2014
This workshop was designed to build the capacity of HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge grantees from smaller metros and rural communities in the areas of water infrastructure planning and economic development. Presentations and other event materials, as well as reports, case studies, and additional resources related to planning, economic and workforce development, transportation, and sustainable development can be accessed at NADO and the Sustainable Communities Learning Network.
Sustainable Water Infrastructure Workshop - West Memphis, Arkansas - May 8-9, 2013
The link above is to presentations and materials from this two-day event to build rural communities capacity to manage water infrastructure needs sustainably.
- Louisville, Kentucky - August 16-17, 2012
The link above is to materials from this two-day event that discussed topics that communities face when seeking to communicate with their community about changes in the way water resources are preserved.
- Effective Financing Solutions: Paying for Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Projects Webinars (May 2014)
- Using Green Infrastructure to Meet Clean Water Act Consent Decree Requirements Webinar (November 2014)
- Implementing Your Resiliency Strategy: A Policy & Systems Perspective (April 2014)
- Asset Management for Stormwater (November 2013)
- Intro to COAST: A Tool for Community-Led Climate Adaptation Planning (September 2013)
- Assessing the Economic Impact of Stormwater Investments (June 2013)
- Green Infrastructure on Brownfields
- Community Resiliency and Recovery Planning (February 2013)