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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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  • 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…

  • CitiesSpeak

SolSmart Advisors are fully-funded, temporary staff who work in cities to provide intensive technical assistance to communities looking to adopt solar-friendly programs and practices.

Cities across the nation should…

Solar panels
Solar panels
  • CitiesSpeak

The data explorer tool helps communities, cities and municipalities easily visualize how many rooftops are suitable to install solar, how much power they could collectively generate, and how much carbon could be displaced by…

Google
Google
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities and towns are on the front lines when it comes to dealing with the very real effects of pollution and climate change. In this op-ed, Mayors William Peduto and Jim Kenney explain why the cities of Philadelphia and…

windpower
windpower