TCI Sustainable Communities Principles
Transportation, environment, and energy agency heads from 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions released an Agreement to Support Sustainable Communities in June 2011.
The states agreed to work together to promote sustainable communities that:
- Expand transportation options;
- Promote economic prosperity;
- Enhance natural resource protection;
- Strengthen communities; and
- Minimize environmental impacts.
The states promote these communities through enhancement of state-level transportation policies that combine a smart-growth land-use planning approach with sustainable development concepts, and will work in partnership with community development, economic growth, and housing and land-use agencies at the federal, local, and regional levels to foster this development.