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RhodeMap RI was a process through which the State sought to strengthen our economy, meet current and future housing needs, and plan for future growth through the development of integrated plans and guidance consistent with existing strategies for transportation, land use and environmental protection. This planning process included the most extensive public outreach ever conducted by the Statewide Planning Program, with nearly one thousand Rhode Islanders contributing to the effort in 2013 and 2014.
HUD Grant Award
RhodeMap RI was funded with a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant. The grant was offered through the Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities, acollaboration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program supports metropolitan and multi-jurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact. The Sustainable Communities Program is coordinated by HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience.