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  • CitiesSpeak

After President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, hundreds of city leaders spoke out to denounce the decision. From New York to Pittsburgh to Dubuque, Iowa,…

photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
  • CitiesSpeak

While President Trump sent a signal that the United States is unwilling to lead in the fight against climate change, it's local governments that have committed to action.

This post was co-authored by Christiana…

photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric
photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 1, 2017 — Today, America’s city leaders issued a strong condemnation of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The agreement, which was supported by the…

Wyoming Coal Plant
Wyoming Coal Plant
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities can earn national recognition and prizes by showcasing their support for solar energy.

Solar energy experienced a record-setting year in 2016 as 14,762 megawatts of solar PV became operational across the U…

photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge
photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge
  • Research Report

Responsible for more than 70 percent of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, cities represent the single greatest opportunity for tackling climate change. The first step for cities to realize their potential is to identify and measure…

  • Research Report

To help local communities address the increased flooding expected from sea-level rise and more frequent extreme weather events, the Georgetown Climate Center designed a model sea-level rise ordinance to provide local governments with a template…

  • Research Report

Coastal communities are in need of practical tools to aid in adapting to sea-level rise. Inter-jurisdictional cooperation and legal maneuvering may be required to protect existing and planned development, infrastructure, and ecological resources…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Communities across the country are integrating smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive neighborhoods.  These diverse communities and many others are finding…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Given the water challenges facing many parts of the country, capturing, storing, and using rainwater and stormwater runoff is often an effective way of decreasing stresses on municipal water sources.  "The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting" …

  • Case Studies & Practices

Comprehensive community planning represents the most effective tool available for the implementation of a green infrastructure network. Requirements for community comprehensive plans vary from state to state, and certain regions within states,…