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Sustainable Cities Archive

Title Issue
Financial Resources to Support Energy Efficiency

Financial Resources to Support Energy Efficiency

California’s energy utilities and state agencies offer rebates, zero-interest loans, grants and other types of financing incentives to cities, residents and businesses.

November 2013
Bright Ideas for Connecting Youth and Sustainability

Bright Ideas for Connecting Youth and Sustainability

Activities that help youth become involved in and understand issues related to sustainability span a broad range.

September 2013
Sustainability’s New Normal: Capturing Multiple Benefits

Sustainability’s New Normal: Capturing Multiple Benefits

California cities and counties are increasingly finding that investing today in energy efficiency, sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions has both immediate and longer-term benefits.

July 2013
Collaboration Promotes Economic Development and Advances Sustainability

Collaboration Promotes Economic Development and Advances Sustainability

A diverse alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area is showing that cooperation and collaboration among neighboring communities and the business sector can pay big dividends in new jobs that combine economic development with sustainability.

May 2013
Fresno’s Planning Process Builds Trust

Fresno’s Planning Process Builds Trust

Communities use planning to make choices about the future. But the process can be as important as the final plan itself and provide a foundation for future efforts around local issues and concerns.

March 2013
Peer Learning Network Advances Leadership in Sustainability

Peer Learning Network Advances Leadership in Sustainability

The Sustainable Communities Learning Network links nonprofit, governmental, private sector and community organizations statewide. It provides a way to share best practices and seek information from others engaged in areas related to sustainability.

January 2013
Financing Energy Efficiency: Options And Issues to Consider

Financing Energy Efficiency: Options And Issues to Consider

Efforts to finance energy-efficiency projects benefit from thinking ahead about the pros and cons of different options.

November 2012
Today’s Youth: Tomorrow’s Green Workforce

Today’s Youth: Tomorrow’s Green Workforce

Green training programs that focus on youth also contribute to local economies and job expansion.

September 2012
Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities

Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities

Cities and counties throughout California are demonstrating leadership in creating vibrant, healthy communities by adopting policies and programs that support sustainability.

July 2012
Built to Last: Charting a Path to a Sustainable Economy

Built to Last: Charting a Path to a Sustainable Economy

Two very different cities offer remarkable examples of pioneering efforts to chart a more sustainable economic future.

May 2012