Community That Works Contest


We are excited to announce a CONTEST for a new paradigm for development!  Over the past three years, Tompkins County and EcoVillage at Ithaca, an innovative community that emphasizes sensible resource use and high quality of life, have partnered together under the prestigious U.S. EPA Climate Showcase Communities program to identify key elements which help to produce communities that work through innovative neighborhood design. Having honed these principles on three projects in Tompkins County, we are now eager to work with property owners/developers around New York State.

This is a remarkable opportunity for the right project.  Please download the complete contest guidelines for more information.

Please submit proposals via email to Liz Walker at

or mail to:

Liz Walker


115 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY 14850