Collaborative, Comprehensive Planning

Cities on the road to sustainability can’t afford to waste time or scarce resources on new policies and systems that ultimately are pushed aside. Cities and communities can’t afford to ignore the residents and businesses as they evaluate options and develop action plans around sustainability. Comprehensive and collaborative planning are what this toolkit is all about.

resources for sustainable cities

Coming Soon: The Greener Cities Toolkit will include a comprehensive workbook that your community can complete in collaboration to comprehensively evaluate and prioritize the options available to meet your goals and budget. It will help stakeholders  define the appropriate local options and priorities. For example, many communities are improving the energy efficiency of city buildings and vehicle fleets, but other strategies such as investments, tax policies, water use, tree management, open space, expanded recycling efforts, and others represent significant opportunities for change. Decision matrices and community engagement tools will help guide your community through the evaluation, decision-making, and implementation process involving numerous possibilities.

  • Awards
  • Building Codes and Management
  • Disaster Aversion, Preparedness and Response
  • Fleet Management
  • Public Policy, Visioning and Planning
  • Outreach & Education Programs
  • Public Transportation Systems
  • Purchasing & Investments
  • Rooftop Gardens
  • School Construction and Management
  • Urban Forests & Open Space
  • Waste Reduction & Recycling
  • Water Conservation & Drought Resistance
  • Wildfire Aversion and Response
  • Partnerships & Grants
  • Others

Please share your best practices and success stories with us. We will share them with the world as we all promote sustainable cities.

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Crossbow Communications specializes in issue management and public affairs. It’s also promoting sustainable, resilient and livable cities. Please contact Gary Chandler at to join our network.

One Response to Toolkit

  1. Todd Redmond says:

    Hi Gary,

    I’d like to get the toolkit, hopefully your the right guy to speak tooo


    Director Strategy & Innovation
    Xerox Local Government

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