Regional Tree & Shade Summit
Branching Out One Community at a Time
SCN’s Regional Tree & Shade Summit 2.0 on March 9, 2016 highlighted best practices, information, tools, and strategies for cultivating our expanding urban forest in the Desert Southwest. Missed out on the Summit? View the PowerPoint presentations.
Urban Sustainability Best Practices Student Projects
ASU students in SOS 498/594, Urban Sustainability Best Practices, worked with local communities and organizations on projects to create infographics, videos, and reports to further or promote sustainability efforts.
Low Impact Development Toolkit
The Cities of Mesa and Glendale, with a grant from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA), have partnered to develop this Low Impact Development (LID) Toolkit, with the support of consulting planners and designers and the input of city agencies.
Sustainable Cities Network Convenes Climate Scientists Municipal Leaders
On January 8, ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network (SCN) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) convened municipal and nonprofit leaders in order to discuss the impacts of extreme weather on local government.
Project Desert Canopy: “Air Quality in Southwest Forests”
A multi-state project funded by the USDA Forest Service to conduct urban forestry ecosystem services assessments in partnering communities.
SCN Statewide Meeting: “Building a Sustainable Future, One Community at a Time”
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
All personnel and decision-makers at the city, town, county and tribal levels interested in sustainability for their communities and Arizona are welcome to attend!
The Arizona Rooftop Solar Challenge
The Network engaged with community partners on The Arizona Rooftop Challenge grant, working to streamline solar processes, and to increase solar accessibility.
Sustainable Cities Network earns Green Government award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network and its efforts in educating and promoting sustainability throughout the state.
Local Cities and Sustainability
Mayoral forum organized by Network
The Mayors Sustainability Discussion, a panel discussion on city sustainability issues, fostered important dialogue between the mayors of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.
“ Advancing and fostering a sustainable city requires great work & great collaboration. I am proud for Phoenix to be a member of the Sustainable Cities Network.”
Power Purchase Agreement
Network delivers energy contract
The Power Purchase Agreement is a template which includes contractual terms for local agencies and provides the opportunity for growth of the construction and maintenance of energy efficiency systems which are cost effective, efficient and environmentally-friendly.