September 14, 2012In the spring of 2012 NLC welcomed the Sustainable Cities Institute to the Center for Research and Innovation. This dynamic, online platform has become a ?go-to? resource for local government leaders seeking information and guidance across a range of sustainability areas. Read more about new resources being added to SCI, upcoming sustainability programming from NLC, and ways to become engaged and stay connected to this exciting initiative!
September 14, 2012In a joint comment letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), NLC, together with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Counties, objected to the unsupported premise of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning Enterprise Underwriting Standards for Property Assessed Clean Energy Programs (PACE) that PACE programs increase financial risks for lenders.
August 10, 2012NLC is committed to the ongoing development and expansion of SCI as a robust go-to resource for local government sustainability leaders. As we continue to assess and develop content for SCI we invite your feedback to help guide this development and ensure that we are focusing on the information, resources and tools most important to help cities achieve and strengthen their sustainability goals. We look forward to learning more about your interests, needs and ideas to help grow SCI!
NLC.org, October 31, 2011"The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Home Depot Foundation (THDF) are pleased to announce plans to move the Sustainable Cities Institute to NLC's Center for Research and Innovation...SCI will be coupled with NLC's current Sustainability Program within the Center for Research and Innovation. The Sustainability Program seeks to catalyze action at the local level by providing resources, research, and recognition for and about locally-led sustainability efforts."
The Home Depot Foundation, December 3, 2010The Home Depot Foundation awarded its second annual Awards of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development to Tacoma, Washington; Burlington, Vermont, and Boston, Massachusetts. The awards recognize and celebrate cities that are incorporating real-world sustainability initiatives into their day-to-day operations, with a focus on wise use of budget dollars and increasing the livability of each community for all residents.
Sustainable Cities Institute and The Home Depot Foundation, November 10, 2010The Home Depot Foundation's Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) announced today the pilot cities selected to participate in its new city program -- Charleston, South Carolina and Fayetteville, Arkansas. The cities will participate in a three-year, $1 million initiative to demonstrate the challenges and successes of implementing lasting sustainability programs at the local level. Their results -- both the successes and the challenges -- will be shared on SCI under The City Program.
Mother Nature Network, May 21, 2010Blog from Matt Hickman - The Home Depot Foundation launches the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) in conjunction with the 18th meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism in Atlanta, GA. Fresh on the heels of my post on "Sprawlanta", the first webisode of the thought-provoking New Urbanist film series America Makeover, I'm pleased to bring to your attention a new major player in the green community building movement: The Sustainable Cities Institute.
The Home Depot Foundation, December 9, 2009The Home Depot Foundation awarded its first Awards of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development to Minneapolis, MN and its nonprofit partner Aeon as well as to North Charleston, SC and its nonprofit partner The Sustainability Institute. These awards recognize cities sustainability programs and a green housing-related project. The winners received a total of $150,000 to further their sustainability goals.