Maricopa Association of Governments
The Maricopa Association of Governments is a Council of Governments that serves as the regional agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area. The Maricopa Association of Governments recognizes the need for long-range planning and policy development on a regional scale. They realize that many issues such as transportation, air quality and human services affect residents beyond the borders of their individual jurisdictions.
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ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City
The Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) is one of several National Science Foundation-funded centers to investigate human decision making under climatic uncertainty. Increasingly, it is recognized that even the best science will not significantly reduce uncertainty about global climate warming and the climate cycles that cause droughts, floods and other severe weather events. Society must learn to make better decisions in the face of uncertainty. DCDC was founded to focus on water management decisions in the urbanizing desert of central Arizona.
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Valley Forward Association
Valley Forward has long been an advocate for a balance between economic development and environmental quality, and convenes business, community and civic leaders in thoughtful public dialogue on critical sustainability issues.
The Association is a blend of members including large and small businesses, government jurisdictions, the education and non-profit communities, as well as others that share a goal of promoting cooperation to improve the environment and quality of life in our region.
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The National Brownfield Association
The National Brownfield Association, headquartered in Chicago, is the leading non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of brownfields. The NBA encourages the use of green design and construction practices, clean energy and green transportation in brownfield redevelopment projects. The NBA represents the wide range of public and private sector professionals involved with brownfield redevelopment, including, property owners, developers, investors, service professionals, government representatives and elected officials.
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The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America. Facing rapid change, communities in the West value their natural and cultural resources, which support resilient environmental and economic systems. Founded in 1990, the Sonoran Institute helps communities conserve and restore those resources and manage growth and change through collaboration, civil dialogue, sound information, practical solutions and big-picture thinking.
Casey Trees works with government, designers, and business and community groups so that plans and construction practices protect existing trees and forests and create spaces to sustain large, healthy trees. Trees and green infrastructure are essential in creating a healthy, sustainable and economically vibrant Washington D.C. Casey Trees engages with policy-makers and development professionals to protect existing trees and incorporate new trees into plans and policies that guide growth and development.
Arizona Nursery Association
Established in 1959, the Arizona Nursery Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery industry for its members and the public they serve. The business of the Association is conducted by a Board of Directors who are elected by the membership. The work of the association is carried out by the staff which is based in Tempe, Arizona and have statewide coverage.
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