Connecting People.
Fostering Innovation.
Accelerating Impact.

We are a network of local government professionals across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social equity to share best practices and accelerate the application of good ideas.

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Networking Opportunities

Member connectivity has been growing rapidly inside the USDN network. In 2009, just 10 percent of members reported being connected to others; today, that number is 90 percent. The strength of these member ties makes USDN a powerful vehicle for collaborative innovation.

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Collaborative Innovation System

USDN’s programs mobilize members to pursue collaborative projects that address urgent challenges and timely opportunities facing multiple cities.

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Partner Networks

Through partnerships with other networks, USDN strives for all local government sustainability leaders in North America to have access to a peer learning network.

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Over 200 communities representing nearly 90 million residents

Sharing best practices and accelerate the application of good ideas across the United States and Canada.

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