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Sustainable Cities Network

Connecting communities, advancing sustainability,
and cultivating solutions.



Sustainable Cities Network

Connecting communities, advancing sustainability,
and cultivating solutions.



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Race to Zero: The next decade will decide the future of humanity

Race to Zero: The next decade will decide the future of humanity

The stakes to address climate change have never been higher. The wellbeing of the planet, its ecosystems and people hang in the balance and their fate will be determined by the climate targets, policies and action taken this decade. All actors, including cities, need to do their part to ensure that the 1.5° target laid...

AZ League of Cities & Towns 2021 Conference

AZ League of Cities & Towns 2021 Conference

On September 2, 2021, Sustainable Cities Network Director Anne Reichman and several Arizona city panelists participated in the AZ League of Cities & Towns Conference session “Resilient Cities & Towns: Reducing Risks and Seizing Opportunities.” During the session, the panelists touched on the importance of climate action planning for both small and large communities, integration...

Cooling Center Subgroup, MAG, and partners collaborate to provide heat relief to more than 25,555 Arizonans

Cooling Center Subgroup, MAG, and partners collaborate to provide heat relief to more than 25,555 Arizonans

Have you ever experienced the blistering heat of a summer afternoon in Arizona? Did you have water, shade, or air conditioning to provide heat relief and help cool you down? Unfortunately, there are Arizonans experiencing extreme heat that do not have consistent access to air conditioning or water, which can result in heat-related illness or...

The Network is a vehicle for communities to share knowledge and coordinate efforts to understand and solve sustainability problems. It is designed to foster partnerships, identify best practices, provide training and information, and create a bridge between ASU’s research and front-line challenges facing local communities.

Network members include a broad range of professional disciplines from Arizona cities, towns, counties and Native American communities implementing sustainable practices and working towards a more sustainable region. Find out more about these members and what they are doing.

Through the Sustainable Cities Network, partners will work together to streamline city operations, advance solar energy, practice sustainable design, and secure water supplies in a changing climate. Find out more about these sustainability initiatives across the valley by following the Network news.