Sustainable Cities Archive
Long Beach has a creative use for vacant city lots that offers several added benefits.
Partnerships among public, private and nonprofit groups are nothing new, and examples abound. However, innovative partnerships that build capacity to address sustainability, energy efficiency, climate change and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are relatively new. Two examples illustrate the creativity and vibrancy of these efforts.
Investing in sustainability leads to healthier communities and improved economic vitality while saving money, conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.
“If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get freshwater from saltwater, that would be in the long-range interest of humanity (and) would dwarf any other scientific accomplishments.” — President John F. Kennedy, April 12, 1961