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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.

Environment & Sustainability subtopics:

Recent

  • Case Studies & Practices

The Leadership in Community Resilience project will help South Bend assess the extent to which urban forest and other green infrastructure can be developed to help manage stormwater, urban heat, and improve neighborhood quality. By first updating…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The City of San Antonio recently adopted SA Tomorrow, a three-in-one planning initiative consisting of a new Comprehensive Plan, Sustainability Plan, and Multimodal Transportation Plan. Through the Leadership in Community Resilience program, NLC…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The city is in the process of developing several city and regional plans related to climate adaptation, mitigation, and sustainability. This includes achieving the goals of the Compact of Mayors, finalizing a Resilience Framework, developing a…

  • Case Studies & Practices
Threats and Hazards

State of California natural hazards include drought and wildfires, coastal floods, landslides and mudslides, extreme heat, and wildfires making it ranking highest on a list of locales most at risk of natural disasters.…

  • Case Studies & Practices

As part of the Partners for Places Equity Pilot Initiative, the City of Providence is undertaking an intensive nine-month process to strengthen relationships with low-income communities and communities of color that are most susceptible to…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Portland is highly vulnerable to climate change hazards and has done considerable work to assess its risk of coastal flooding from sea level rise as well as flash flooding from increased rainfall intensity. The current update to the Comprehensive…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Public support for government led environmental programs is very high, but has not been actively engaged. The City of Des Moines is focused on building trust and strengthening relationships with communities in low-income and underrepresented…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The Leadership in Community Resilience program will provide support for Annapolis to finalize its Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Plan and evaluate it against a pending downtown economic analysis. Many coastal cities are grappling with the…

  • Press Release
In ULI Fall Meeting

Originally posted at: ULI Toronto

In this four part series, ULI Toronto members who received a scholarship to the ULI Fall Meeting reflect on their time at the meeting, and how they can incorporate their learnings to…

  • Press Release
In press release, Rose Fellowship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities – Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San José, California and…