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Sustainable Cities Archive

Title Issue
Partnering to Build Better Communities

Partnering to Build Better Communities

The Strategic Growth Council offers technical assistance and administers grant funding for local governments.

July 2010
Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

May 2010
Keys to Successful Mixed-Use and Infill Development

Keys to Successful Mixed-Use and Infill Development

Cities use a variety of strategies to overcome the challenges associated with mixed-use and infill development.

March 2010
Celebrating Local Leadership in Sustainability

Celebrating Local Leadership in Sustainability

January 2010
Financing Local Sustainability Efforts

Financing Local Sustainability Efforts

Even in these difficult financial times, local agencies are undertaking a wide range of activities that promote sustainability. Regardless of the reason behind the activities, they have one thing in common – the need to pay for the effort.

November 2009
The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

Sustainability strategies save money, conserve resources for future generations, improve public health, respond to climate change and make communities more attractive places to live.

September 2009
Calculating Carbon Emissions

Calculating Carbon Emissions

Is it better to invest in high-efficiency fluorescent lamps or a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system if you can’t do both?

July 2009
Building a Green Economy: The Recycled Market Development Zone Program Provides Help and Resources

Building a Green Economy: The Recycled Market Development Zone Program Provides Help and Resources

The RMDZ program provides affordable loans and technical assistance that can help a manufacturing business through the challenging formative stages of developing new recycled-materials products.

May 2009

Transportation and Land Use Planning Under SB 375

March 2009

What Does the Public Really Think About Climate Change?

January 2009