The Foundation’s Sustainable Environments Program is working to overhaul the country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. The Foundation believes in the potential of what it calls “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage the water systems, and rebuild regional food systems. Focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, the Foundation seeks solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic, and social consequences. Priority is given to four areas: sustainable transportation networks and equitable development patterns, energy efficiency in the built environment, urban water management, and regional food supply. Details about each of the areas, an online letter of inquiry, and additional information can be found on the Web site.
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