Meet the U.S. People’s Delegates: Justin Marquez’s Call to Climate Action

ICLEI USA and 350.org are taking a U.S. People’s Delegation to COP23, the 2017 Conference of the Parties organized under the UNFCCC. Below is a message from delegate Justin Marquez from El Cerrito, CA. COP 23 will take place in Bonn, Germany, from November 6-17, 2017 — you can support Justin’s role at the climate […]

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The American Resilience Roadtrip: ‘Livable Nashville’ Puts Advanced Technology to Work for Comprehensive City Sustainability

The American Resilience Roadtrip series follows concerned citizen Ben Colombo on a year-long, 50-state tour to find out how city governments, citizen groups, nonprofits, and others are making their communities more sustainable, more resilient, and better served. Follow Ben and ICLEI USA on Twitter and Instagram as we discover a more sustainable, more compassionate USA thriving at the ground level. […]

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U.S. People’s Delegation to COP23: Crowdfund Citizen Voices to Bonn in November

Tell the 194 countries committed to the Paris Climate Agreement that “You Are Still In” by supporting the People’s Delegation to Bonn at COP23 in November. As a follow up to the #WeAreStillIn campaign, ICLEI USA and 350.org are taking a U.S. People’s Delegation to COP23, the 2017 Conference of the Parties organized under the […]

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Mayor Frank Cownie Takes Message of U.S. Local Governments to UN High-Level Urban Meeting

On September 6, 2017, City of Des Moines Mayor, Frank Cownie, provided the following intervention on behalf of the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments at the UN High Level Meeting on the UN-Habitat Independent Assessment Report and Follow-up and Review of the New Urban Agenda in New York City. Mayor Cownie serves on the ICLEI […]

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Wayfinding: Navigation and Site Planning to Support Local Tourism

The following is a guest post by Brad Done, vice president at Reliance Foundry Co Ltd. Done has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing commercial bike parking and other outdoor metal products. Wayfinding signs help visitors navigate their route. As cities around the world compete for tourist dollars, creating user-friendly environments has become a […]

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The American Resilience Roadtrip: Shelby County, TN, Models a Regional ‘Greenprint’ Approach to Connecting Neighborhoods with Nature

The American Resilience Roadtrip series follows concerned citizen Ben Colombo on a year-long, 50-state tour to find out how city governments, citizen groups, nonprofits, and others are making their communities more sustainable, more resilient, and better served. Follow Ben and ICLEI USA on Twitter and Instagram as we discover a more sustainable, more compassionate USA thriving at the ground level. […]

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Park City, UT, Sets North America’s Most Ambitious Climate Goals

Park City is a picturesque town nestled in the mountains of northern Utah and home to some of the largest ski resorts in the U.S., as well as the Sundance Film Festival, the nation’s largest film festival. While the year-round population of Park City is quite low (7,800 people), two-thirds of the real estate consists […]

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The American Resilience Roadtrip: Little Rock ‘LEEDS’ on Green Building, Sustainable Public Procurement

The American Resilience Roadtrip series follows concerned citizen Ben Colombo on a year-long, 50-state tour to find out how city governments, citizen groups, nonprofits, and others are making their communities more sustainable, more resilient, and better served. Follow Ben and ICLEI USA on Twitter and Instagram as we discover a more sustainable, more compassionate USA thriving at the ground level. […]

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Meet the Candidates for ICLEI’s Regional Executive Committee

ICLEI’s election for the Regional Executive Committee has officially commenced. The Regional Executive Committee provides an international platform for city and county leaders to develop and drive organizational policies and strategies for ICLEI’s North America region. Members also represent ICLEI North America at regional and international meetings, and provide regional input to ICLEI’s Global Executive […]

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