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Novi recognized as a sustainable community

Novi, Mich.—The City of Novi received Southeast Michigan Council of Governments' Sustainable Community Recognition Program Award for taking steps to incorporate sustainable activities into its municipal practices.

According to SEMCOG, "... sustainability is about achieving economic prosperity while protecting the environment and providing a high quality of life for residents."

Novi has completed many of the recognition program’s eligible activities, including:

  • Developing green infrastructure and protection for woodland and wetlands;
  • Conducting safety audits for the city's streets;
  • Creating a sidewalk priortization plan that manages sidewalk needs;
  • Mandating low-impact development; and
  • Surveying citizens in the National Citizen Survey.
In a press statement, SEMCOG says they commend the city's efforts to become a sustainable community.
Farmington Hills, Westland, St. Clair County, and Howell have also received the award.
SEMCOG is a southeast partnership of municipalities and cities that serves nearly 5 million people in the seven southeast counties in Michigan and strives to enhance the region's quality of life.

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