Berkeley, California: UrbanFootprint, a Berkeley-based location intelligence and urban planning software company, today announced their partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA, a global network of local governments committed to creating sustainable, equitable, and resilient communities.
“We are ecstatic to team up with ICLEI to bring local governments the tools they need to reduce emissions, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and create smart climate adaptation plans,“ shares UrbanFootprint Co-Founder Joe DiStefano. “UrbanFootprint customers will be able to quickly measure emissions impacts for current and future land use scenarios with assumptions that align with ICLEI’s ClearPath, the leader in civic emissions management and climate preparedness.”
UrbanFootprint and ICLEI’s partnership brings extra support to local governments striving to address the challenges of climate change with the creation of smart climate adaptation plans. As UrbanFootprint and ICLEI prepare for the future alignment of the two software platforms, the goal is to help cities break through departmental silos and bridge the gap between city sustainability and land use planning. As part of this partnership, new UrbanFootprint Civic customers will get a no-cost, one-year membership to ICLEI, and current ICLEI members will receive a discount to purchase UrbanFootprint’s planning and analysis software.
“Partnering with UrbanFootprint strengthens our shared mission of supporting sustainable, equitable communities,” says ICLEI USA Executive Director Angie Fyfe. “As we look to integrate ClearPath’s emissions assumptions into UrbanFootprint’s suite of analytics modules, ICLEI members will not only be able to assess current emissions, but also understand how future land use changes may impact emissions in their community.”
The City of Honolulu and the City of Madison will join a webinar to explore how the UrbanFootprint and ICLEI partnership can help local governments align planning and greenhouse gas (GHG) management activities for better outcomes. Visit urbanfootprint.com and register to join our webinar on Wednesday, March 20th at 2PM ET/11AM PT to learn more.
About UrbanFootprint: UrbanFootprint software streamlines land use decision making with actionable data for all U.S. locations. Map, measure, and analyze current and future land use scenarios with thousands of cleaned and curated planning and mobility datasets.
About ICLEI: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. ICLEI USA is the lead author, supported by groups of city and carbon accounting experts from various fields, in the development of industry standards for local government GHG emissions accounting. Along with its ClearPath emissions management tool, the development of the U.S. Community Protocol, the Local Government Operations Protocol, and the Recycling and Composting Protocol positions ICLEI USA as the experts in local government carbon accounting.