While the past few years have presented major challenges for cities, the events of 2012 included some bright spots as well. This article presents an overview of the year’s legislative…
Efforts to finance energy-efficiency projects benefit from thinking ahead about the pros and cons of different options.
A new program gives local governments access to tax-exempt financing for sustainable energy investments and projects.
Green training programs that focus on youth also contribute to local economies and job expansion.
As the cost of installing solar photovoltaic systems on agency facilities has declined over the past few years, local agencies are considering the benefits. Asking the right questions can help make…
Cities and counties throughout California are demonstrating leadership in creating vibrant, healthy communities by adopting policies and programs that support sustainability.
Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their communities now have access to a variety of new resources.
A new book reminds us how good leaders seize crises to remake organizational habits.
The California Local Energy Assurance Planning program offers local governments support in planning for interruptions to energy supplies.
The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train workers for the green energy industry.
The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded optimism.
Gonzales offers an excellent model of an economic development program that focuses on sustainability and builds trust and understanding.
A new era of transportation planning has dawned in California as metropolitan planning organizations throughout the state work to comply with Senate Bill 375.
Long Beach has a creative use for vacant city lots that offers several added benefits.
A grant program helps homeowners eliminate their thirsty landscaping and use a drought-tolerant xeriscape approach instead.