Urban Sustainability Innovation Report

USDN now helps partners, sustainability professionals, and our followers stay up to date with USDN members' innovations through the Urban Sustainability Innovation Report. This newsletter highlights our members' work on the cutting edge of urban sustainability innovation.

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December 2016 - Institutionalizing Sustainability in Government Operations

Investing in Change: Operationalizing Sustainability in Local Governments – Local governments are financing and embedding equity, environmental, and economic health priorities into their services, operations, and planning processes. Find out how USDN facilitates that process. MORE »

Swapping Good Practices: Connecting on Open Data, Budgets, and Sporting Events – USDN’s Peer Learning Exchange brings cities together to learn from each other on how to make local government operations more sustainable. This article provides cameos of some of these exchanges. MORE »

Local Moves towards Equity and Sustainability: Land Use Planning and Decision-Making – Partners for Places (P4P) supports work to improve how local governments approach planning and land use decisions - promoting more sustainable and healthy places for all members of the community, especially those most vulnerable or unfairly burdened by environmental or economic injustices. MORE »

Experimenting and Refining: Finance, Procurement, and Metrics – The CNCA and USDN Innovation Funds experiment with providing cities with tools for embedding environmental, economic, and equity best practice into local governments – from developing common sustainability reporting metrics to sustainable finance and procurement mechanisms. MORE »