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Sustainable Cities Network

Sustainable Cities Network

Connecting communities, advancing sustainability,
and cultivating solutions.

Sustainable Cities Network

Connecting communities, advancing sustainability,
and cultivating solutions.

Earth Day AZ 2021

Ten Arizona mayors are joining together to celebrate Earth Day AZ, a new statewide collaboration celebrating the many ways Arizona communities support the Earth with the goal of inspiring residents to take action for Earth Day during the month of April and beyond.

As members of and in partnership with ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network, these Arizona mayors and communities are showing that there is power in unity and that we all have a role to play in ensuring our planet’s health now and in the future.

Collectively, we can protect our precious and diverse natural resources and secure a thriving future for our state and the world.

Earth Day AZ Info & Events!

Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission offers key insights on student project

Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission offers key insights on student project

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, PC faculty and students convened with the City of Peoria’s Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss one of the spring 2021 student projects. Project Cities students Leslie Carnie, Raymundo Cabrera, and Patricia Cooley were joined by PC Program Manager Steven Russell, and longtime Project Cities faculty member Meagan Ehlenz, to...

68 years of local government experience represented at Project Cities’ “Meet Peoria” event

68 years of local government experience represented at Project Cities’ “Meet Peoria” event

On February 24, 2021, ASU Project Cities hosted a somewhat-rescheduled spring semester kickoff event with City of Peoria leadership and Project Cities students. Students had the opportunity to gain insights from a panel of Peoria city leadership, who all turned out to be ASU grads, representing a combined 68 years of local government experience. Peoria...

AZ Heat Preparedness and Resilience Workgroup

AZ Heat Preparedness and Resilience Workgroup

This Workgroup was created in the summer of 2020 to share heat forecasts and warnings with communities; highlight approaches to heat relief, communications strategies and resources; identify opportunities and gaps in heat-related research; and connect cities and counties to regional and state resources and information. Read more on the Workgroup's webpage. Partners: Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Knowledge...

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.