The region of St. Louis in the state of Missouri is focusing on sustainable development.
A planning manager named Jennifer Howland has been in charge of the sustainable projects that are implemented in the St. Louis region. Jennifer wants to make sure that the community has a wide range of options to choose from so that a sustainable future can be accessed. Since the beginning of 2010, Jennifer and her agency has dedicated nearly $4.7 million dollars towards sustainable projects. The majority of the projects focus on the creation of templates that can assist the community with solutions that are sustainable in regards to the quality of water to efficient housing management. The ideas that come from the templates can then be applied towards the implementation of policy.
The funding of money in the St. Louis region is expected to be continued throughout the year 2013. 10 agencies have also jumped aboard to assist with the project development process. The HUD department also establishes requirements that must be met by the agencies that create the sustainable projects. HUD has also allocated nearly $100 million dollars to 45 regions for sustainable projects. Jennifer Howland wants to make sure that the project and the money will ultimately benefit the community around St. Louis.
The East-West Gateway Agency and the partners still need to talk about the projects and meet up with the community to determine how people are going to be affected. Millions of people are going to be affected by the projects across the state and nearly seven counties. A sustainable plan will also be created for the variety of projects across the counties. A sample will also be taken through CPA’s to determine the needs of different areas.
Overall, the region of St. Louis in Missouri is receiving much need sustainable assistance that will benefit the community in the area.