Partners in Coastal Smart Growth
CZM's Coastal Smart Program works with these partners to promote real-world growth management that protects coastal resources.
- Green Neighborhoods Alliance promotes Open Space Residential Design on the North Shore and throughout Massachusetts and includes planners, environmentalists, state and municipal officials, lawyers, developers, and real estate agents.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Community Development Partnership provides assistance, outreach, information, and tools needed to make sound land use decisions that protect coastal water quality.
- EPA Region 1 Smart Growth Program works with diverse partners to shape land use and growth to minimize impact on environmental, economic, and community health.
- Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program (formerly the Buzzards Bay Project) provides technical support to the 16 communities bordering Buzzards Bay and has substantial experience in Low Impact Development and other growth management techniques.
- Massachusetts Bays Program serves the 50 coastal communities surrounding Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, providing technical assistance and support on a variety of growth management issues.
- The LID Working Group is a public-private partnership of local, state, and federal agencies; environmental organizations; regional planning agencies; and representatives from planning, engineering, law, and development firms. The group is collaborating to develop technical manuals and fact sheets, regulatory models, and associated outreach materials to promote the use of Low Impact Development (LID) principles. LID Working Group members working with CZM on individual project include:
- Eight Towns & the Bay
- Essex County Forum
- MassAudubon North Shore Conservation Advocacy Office
- Metropolitan Area Planning Council
- North and South Rivers Watershed Association