City buildings with trees
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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  • CitiesSpeak

The summit featured mayors, public and private sector leaders, journalists, academics, students and entrepreneurs discussing the stories, innovations and people who will transform our cities in the coming decades.

 

"Whether…

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news
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, this week's featured talk…

  • CitiesSpeak

With more than half the world's population now living in cities (a figure that is projected to increase), the important role cities and their residents play in taking care of the environment cannot be understated.

Each year, Earth Day (…

soil
soil
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Sustainable Cities Institute has partnered with The Solar Foundation to provide national recognition and no-cost technical support for local governments to promote solar energy.

This is a guest post by Phillip Haddix.

The…

Solar panels
Solar panels
  • CitiesSpeak

Two factors could give us a better sense of how Judge Merrick Garland may view the interests of state and local government in cases: his state and local government experience, and his previous decisions.

If this were not an election year,…

Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • Press Release
In News, Rose Fellowship, Study Tour

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A group of urban development experts from the Rose Center for Public Leadership are in Rochester to help advise city leaders on decisions regarding land use.…

  • Press Release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA's water quality and environmental justice goals through the Urban Waters Small Grants program.

Proposed…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

Stemming from a 2003 court decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a timeline for updating its Phase II stormwater regulations regarding the procedures to be used for providing coverage to small municipal separate…

  • Press Release

Last month, President Obama took two key actions to address climate change committing to reduce carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Through the first-ever national standards to reduce carbon…

  • Press Release
In ULI Fall Meeting

The Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use has selected ten public officials to receive scholarships to attend the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco, October 5-8. The winners, all management-level, public-sector ULI…