$65 million for regional sustainability planning

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Jun 21 2011 - 6:36pm

June 21, 2011, Washington, DC. For years CitNet members have talked about the need for sustainability planning -- at all levels. Today Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan...

What's their record on sustainability?

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Oct 27 2010 - 10:47am

Environmental Law Center looks at sustainability record of Pennsylvania candidates for governor and U.S Senate

Amid the current media storm of political advertising now taking place, one...

Mountaintop removal protested in Washington

Mountains and communities devasted by search for coal
Oct 5 2010 - 5:47pm

Washington, DC - Thousands of protestors came to the capitol today to draw attention to the devasting impacts of the nation's addiction to coal upon America's mountains and mountain...

Completion of energy benchmark readings for NYC buildings

May 11 2010 - 4:04pm

The bloomberg administration announced the completion of energy benchmark readings for NYC buildings that will provide baseline support for achievement of the PlaNYC goal to reduce the City's...

The NYC Department of Buildings announced new Energy Code Compliance Rules

May 11 2010 - 4:01pm

In December, the New York City Council passed a set of measures known as the 'Greener, Greater Buildings Plan'. One of the elements was a new Energy Conservation Code. Now the NYC Department of...

Sustainable Communities

Part of the process of sustainable community development involves recognizing the interrelationship between local and global forces, that not only is the local human community part of a larger bioregional community, but that it is also part of a larger global community of communities. Thus, our sense of local identity includes an understanding of the global impacts of our local consumption and production patterns.

One of the vital dimensions of CitNet's work is the promotion and support of sustainable communities. (See Sustainable Communities Initiative)