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City buildings with trees

Environment & Sustainability

An ever more critical area of focus for cities, environmental and sustainability-minded approaches to governance ensure cities can continue building on today’s successes into the future. We offer resources based on our own research, and equally as important, we are a convener where cities can share proven best practices.

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Recent

  • Press Release

by Tammy Zborel

NLC's Sustainability Program is proud to officially announce and welcome the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) to the Center for Research and Innovation. Announced last fall, and celebrated throughout the 2011…

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SCI Logo
  • Press Release

The City Showcase exhibition, held annually at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition, shines a spotlight on some of the most successful and creative programs from cities and towns across the country. City Showcase winners host display booths at…

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CG Trolley
  • News Announcement

by Carolyn Berndt

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched two tools to help local governments make policy decisions pertaining to greenhouse gas reduction, particularly through energy efficiency and renewable…

  • News Announcement

For many municipalities, electricity usage is the primary source of their greenhouse gas emissions. To dramatically reduce these emissions and fight climate change, a growing number of cities are switching to green power. Since 2001, the…

  • CitiesSpeak

Sustainability. Cities are talking about it, many are doing it, public is demanding it, businesses are embracing it, even the federal government is taking steps to support and incorporate it into and across their agencies. And while “it” has been…

  • News Announcement

The heads of the three White House Cabinet agencies primarily responsible for implementing the Livable Communities Initiative - Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Environmental Protection…

  • Case Studies & Practices

This model RFP is for the City of Flagstaff's second phase of proposals for a mixed-use Traditional Neighborhood Development of approximately 27 acres along John Wesley Powell Boulevard in Flagstaff, Arizona.

This is a detailed request…