1Sustainable Communities & EconomiesWe help communities transform their regional economies; achieve social equity; and develop sustainable approaches to regional planning, transportation, and land use. Learn More »CLOSE
2Low Carbon TransportationWe help U.S. cities and regions reduce transportation–related emissions through climate–friendly transportation options and development strategies that emphasize smart growth, density, and urban redevelopment. Learn More »CLOSE
3Building Energy RetrofitsWe help U.S. cities overcome the challenges of financing, increase participation in retrofit programs and work with them to achieve cross-sector collaboration and create retrofit jobs. Learn More »CLOSE
4Climate Adaptation & ResilienceWe help cities assess, prioritize, and tackle the local impacts of climate change, such as strained water supplies, increased air pollution, overtaxed drainage systems, degraded coastlines and ecosystems, and extreme weather. Learn More »CLOSE
Our ApproachWe build the capacity of communities to advance, accelerate and scale-up local solutions to the global challenges of climate protection and sustainable development, by designing and delivering exceptional peer-learning and training workshops; developing and providing efficient access to high-caliber information on the most promising practices and best available resources; and providing on-going, direct technical and strategic assistance to communities. Learn More »
Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy participants come from 300 communities across the globe.
A compilation of case studies and best available resources intended to help local, state, regional practitioners do their jobs better by showcasing effective models and strategies for implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. Specifically, this Resource Guide provides concrete examples and references to tools that can help practitioners realize the full benefits of BRT, including striving for high standards, finding creative financing, bolstering economic development, making the case, and fostering collaboration. Produced with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Michigan's automotive supply chain has the necessary skills and infrastructure to manufacture clean energy components, specifically for wind turbines. NextEnergy, a non-profit business incubator founded in 2002, is helping Detroit's automotive manufacturing industry capitalize on those skills and infrastructure to transition into green energy technology and green business.
Bob Doppelt, Executive Director of The Resource Innovation Group, presents strategies for moving local governments toward a culture of sustainability.