Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ford Foundation announces $200 million sustainable development investment


Helping America’s Metropolitan Regions Build Prosperity and Expand Opportunity


A $200 Million Ford Foundation Investment Will Support Growth Through Innovative Regional Approaches to Housing, Transportation and Land Use
Metropolitan Opportunity
WASHINGTON, D.C., 18 May 2010 — The Ford Foundation today announced a five-year, $200 million effort to help transform the way cities, suburbs and surrounding communities grow and plan for the future, promoting a new metropolitan approach that interweaves housing, transportation and land-use policy to foster greater economic growth. The new funds will allow Ford to develop and significantly expand successful collaborations and policy innovations that it has supported in communities throughout the country, providing models that can be adopted and adapted in other metropolitan regions.