New to sustainability? Not sure where to begin?
The Sustainable Cities Institute has a range of resources for those just getting started, as well as those who have been working on these issues for years.
Welcome to the Sustainable Cities Institute!
The National League of Cities' Sustainable Cities Institute provides cities and sustainability professionals with timely, vetted, and practical resources to identify and implement solutions to advance their goals and strengthen their communities. Whether your city is just getting started or has an experienced history and commitment to sustainability, the robust collections of city profiles, case studies, model policies, and communication tools found here will provide elected leaders, staff, and engaged stakeholders with a set of resources to guide and catalyze action across a range of topics such as:
Transit-oriented development, or TOD, is an approach to development that focuses land uses around a transit station or within a transit corridor.
Complete streets are designed to enable safe travel for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transit users.
This section provides an overview on energy conservations, efficiency and management strategies.
Comprehensive community planning represents the most effective tool available for the implementation of a green infrastructure network.
Cities are finding innovative solutions to food access and availability issues through urban agriculture programs and policies.
Learn about recycling from pay-as-you throw programs to engaging the public.
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