The Urban Development¦Good Neighbor Program rededicates GSA to upholding the spirit and the intent of several long-standing directives that call for collaborative planning between the Federal Government and local stakeholders. On this page, you will find a collection of Federal legislation and Executive Orders that shape current planning policies and future implementation decisions.
Federal Urban Land Use Act of 1949 40 U.S.C. § 901-905
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 16 U.S.C. § 470
Rural Development Act of 1972 7 U.S.C. § 2204b-1
Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 [PDF - 97 KB] 40 U.S.C. § 601a
Executive Order 13834 directs Federal agencies to manage their buildings and overall operations to optimize energy and environmental performance, reduce waste, and cut costs. In particular, it upholds the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings, which instruct Federal agencies to “prioritize sites that offer robust transportation options, including walking, biking, and transit, and minimize the combined greenhouse gas emissions of the building and associated commuter and visitor transportation emissions over the project’s life; leverage existing infrastructure, and align, where possible, with local and regional planning goals; [and] protect natural, historic, and cultural resources."
EO 13423, “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management,” was signed by President Bush on January 24, 2007. EO 13423 instructs Federal agencies to conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities under the law in support of their respective missions in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner. The Order sets goals in the following areas: energy efficiency, acquisition, renewable energy, toxic chemical reduction, recycling, sustainable buildings, electronics stewardship, fleets, and water conservation.
EO 13006, “Locating Federal Facilities on Historic Properties in our Nation’s Central Cities” was signed by President Clinton on May 21, 1996. This EO states that the Federal Government shall utilize and maintain, wherever operationally appropriate and economically prudent, historic properties and districts, especially those located in central business areas.
EO 12072, “Federal Space Management” was signed by President Carter on August 16, 1978. It requires that first consideration should be given to urban areas in the process of meeting the Government's needs for office space.
The FMR is the successor regulation to the Federal Property Management Regulation (FPMR). It contains updated regulatory policies originally found in the FPMR. However, it does not contain FPMR material that described how to do business with the GSA.
EISA 2007 was enacted to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government.