The Department of Housing and Urban Development has a new online resource providing information on local and regional strategies for sustainable housing.
HUD’s Sustainable Communities Resource Center features best practices from sustainable communities in California.
HUD also includes links to information on economic competitiveness, green building and regional planning.
HUD posts links to news stories on sustainability and allows visitors to subscribe to news alerts.
HUD says a sustainable community has a vibrant local economy, housing and transportation choices close to jobs and energy independence.
According to HUD, sustainable communities also takes steps to protect air and water sources.
HUD is requesting $250 million for its fiscal 2013 budget to fund measures for creating sustainable communities.