Collaborative Innovation System

USDN’s programs are ever-evolving, allowing members to collaborate to address challenges and opportunities facing multiple cities. Data collection around these activities allows USDN to assess which innovations yield the most effective outcomes over time.

The USDN Funds. USDN supports members with dedicated resources that can be used for training and problem solving in order to incentivize informed, context-dependent local climate work and explore less prescriptive, more multilateral approaches within unique local, metro, and regional contexts. 

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Funds support collaborations among international cities committed to achieving aggressive long-term carbon reduction goals.

The Partners for Places Fund, operated by The Funders Network, supports collaborations between a city and a local funder to build stronger relationships across sectors and support adoption of innovations in urban sustainability. 

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