Tag Archives: Sustainability

Great idea: Sustainable urbanism

​Public Square editor Robert Steuteville interviews Doug Farr, architect and urban designer with Farr Associates in Chicago and author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature and the upcoming book Sustainable Nation, and Jessica Millman, a urban planner with Agora Group in Skaneateles, New York, who provides environmental services and is an expert in smart growth and green building standards, on the topic of sustainability and the New Urbanism. Read more... Read more

Partners for Places Round 11 Grant Cycle

Partners for Places is a matching grant program that improves communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being for all residents. Through these investments, Partners for Places fosters longterm relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable and vibrant. Applications due July 31. Learn more and apply... Read more

Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning

Delivering more equitable outcomes requires a different approach to planning. Many climate preparedness and adaptation guides exist and most acknowledge the importance of equity and public participation; however, few address equity issues by addressing specific adaptation solutions, tactics for inclusive community engagement, or the root causes of inequities in climate risk. This guide from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network addresses these gaps. The purpose of the Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning is to provide guidance to local governments... Read more
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