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for Southern City Vol. 55 Issue 1, Jan 2005
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Smart growth has been characterized as an approach to land use planning that makes communities healthy, attractive, and enduring places to live, work, and play. Two North Carolina cities are among the five nationwide winners in the Environmental Protection Agency's 2004 National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement. Davidson received the award for Overall Excellence in Smart Growth and Greensboro received it for the Southside Neighborhood Plan. Two towns in California and one in New Mexico were the other winners.
Housing North Carolina Awards recognize affordable housing developments that can serve as models for other communities. Criteria include affordability, design, contribution to the community, and other features, such as services for residents. Seven projects were honored in 2004. Three of them were directly related to municipal governments: Jersey City Revitalization, Salisbury; Capitol Park, Raleigh; and Aster Park at Gateway Commons, Winston-Salem.