Published on November 12th, 2009 | by Lucille Chi2
Smarter Cities ~ Project of the Natural Resources Defense Council
Have you heard about NRDC’s Smarter Cities?
“When thinking about the urban environment, more often than not problems come first to mind. Less commonly thought about is the potential presented by cities, potential to rethink and reshape their environments responsibly.
Today urban leaders—mayors, businesses and community organizations—are in the environmental vanguard, making upgrades to transportation infrastructure, zoning, building codes, and waste management programs as well as improving access to open space, green jobs, affordable efficient housing and more. If they succeed in making their cities more efficient, responsible and sustainable, what will result will be smarter places for business and healthier places to live.”
Smarter Cities is project of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit 501(c)(3). Smarter Cities aims to provide a forum for exploring the progress American cities are making in environmental stewardship and sustainable growth.
Offered as an educational media resource, Smarter Cities is a new green building learning center on the web for all who have a stake in their city’s future—”from students to policy makers and city planners, from business leaders to community groups and urban dwellers—to learn about best practices and initiatives, share ideas and innovative solutions, and post news, events and opportunities.”
The site offers many tools such as their Citizen Reporting Project aimed at bringing us together in dialogue and the “collective pursuit of our goal—locally, regionally and nationally—of supporting smart, efficient, and livable cities.”« Special release of the Green Tax Guide, 2009 US Green Building Council to Honor Hospitality Design Challenge Winners »