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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.

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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…

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Last month, following a last-minute preliminary injunction by a North Dakota judge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Army Corps) controversial Clean Water Rule (also known as the "Waters…

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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…

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Local Climate Leaders Circle Brings Together More Than a Dozen Cities to Highlight Examples of Strong Climate Action

WASHINGTON - A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will…

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The Pope and the assembled mayors signed a Declaration of the Mayors committing to address the challenges of climate change and its impacts.

The City of Boulder was honored…

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Last week, President Obama announced first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The Clean Power Plan sets state-specific carbon emissions reduction goals, letting the states develop and implement their own plan…

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy with members of the Local Government Advisory Committee

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) met in Washington, D.C. to discuss key…

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WASHINGTON—Today President Obama will announce the Clean Power Plan initiative to address the threat of climate change. The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City,…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Allison Paisner.

In response to the effects of global climate change, experienced locally in the form of unprecedented drought and increasing frequency of extreme weather events, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Steve Creech.

Water shortages may be one of the most dramatic headlines in the news, but cities everywhere are facing mounting challenges to the tune of nearly $1 trillion to address aging water systems, eliminate…

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation