greener cities

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

Fleet Management

Public Policy, Visioning and Planning

Outreach & Education Programs

Public Transportation Systems

Purchasing & Investments

Resilience and Recovery

Rooftop Gardens

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


sustainability consultants

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.

Greener Cities and climate action

Greener Cities is a division of Crossbow Communications. Greener Cities is a resource for sustainable and resilient cities and communities around the world.