Sustainable Cities Institute

The National League of Cities' Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) provides cities and sustainability professionals with timely, vetted, and practical resources to identify and implement solutions to advance their goals and strengthen their communities. The SCI website provides robust collections of city profiles, case studies, model policies, and communication tools to provide elected leaders, staff, and engaged stakeholders with a set of resources to guide and catalyze action across a range of topics including: Transit-oriented Development, Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, Energy Conservation and Efficiency, and Community Engagement.

At the National League of Cities, SCI helps elected officials in more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns identify the strategies in sustainability that work best for them. The Leadership in Community Resilience program brings together a cohort of cities to share their experiences and advance local resilience efforts. The program offers a network of technical assistance partners to strengthen public engagement, train staff, improve resource management practices, and more.

SCI has partnered with the WaterNow Alliance to build a network of local elected officials with decision-making authority over their municipal water utilities. This initiative is promoting green infrastructure, greater urban water efficiency, and watershed health.



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