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EPA to help Brownsville develop sustainable design strategiesEPA to help Brownsville develop sustainable design strategieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=138702016-07-15T05:00:00Z2016-07-15T15:00:00Z

​BROWNSVILLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the city is among six nationwide selected for technical assistance with sustainable design strategies under its Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program. 

With this technical assistance grant, the city will add green infrastructure to the International Greenway along the U.S.-Mexico border to manage storm​water, create more walkable streets, and add shade and plants to areas with higher temperatures from climate change. 

In the coming months, EPA will fund a team of designers to visit each selected city to create designs that will support a larger planning and implementation process for a pilot area. These teams will provide assistance to help communities use green infrastructure and other environmentally friendly designs to create more walkable, bikeable, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Environmental Protection Agency
Brownsville-Harlingen
Infrastructure & Transportation
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