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.
The Greener Cities Rapid Assessment is a comprehensive outline that your community can complete in collaboration to comprehensively evaluate and prioritize the options available to meet your goals and budget. The starter toolkit will help stakeholders define the appropriate goals, options and priorities.
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.
Building Codes and Management
Disaster Aversion, Preparedness and Response
Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy
Public Policy, Visioning and Planning
Outreach & Education Programs
Public Transportation Systems
Purchasing & Investments
Resilience and Recovery
School Construction and Management
Urban Forests & Open Space
Waste Reduction & Recycling
Wastewater Treatment and Safe Sewage Sludge Disposal
Water Conservation & Drought Resistance
Wildfire Aversion and Response
Partnerships & Grants
Please share your best practices and success stories with us. We will share them with the world as we all promote cities that are more sustainable and resilient.