March 2016 Urban Sustainability Innovation Report

Taking Equity from Concept to Reality

News & Trends: Cities Collaborate to Advance Equity in Sustainability Programming and Adaptation Planning – Equity is a growing area of innovation in both the USDN and CNCA Innovation Fund portfolios. This article profiles recent equity-focused grants. Products from completed grants are are posted here.

  • Deep Carbon Reductions in the Transport Sector: Impacts on Affordability and Displacement (CNCA grant) MORE »
  • Extreme Heat Scenario-Based Pilot-Project in Frontline Communities - Racial Equity Evaluation (USDN grant) MORE »
  • Equity and Climate Preparedness (USDN grant) MORE »
  • Equity and Energy Efficiency (USDN grant) MORE »
  • Equity and Sustainability Scan (USDN project) MORE »

Markets & Research: USDN and Partners for Places Bringing Equity to the Center of Sustainability Practice  Through member grant funding, USDN has emerged as an incubator for equitable field development. Partners for Places (a funding program formed by USDN and the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities) is a primary source of support for cities and place-based foundations scaling equity practices. MORE »

Tools & Resources: A Fruitful Collaboration Spreads Ideas for Embedding Equity in Sustainability Work  Two new resources offered by USDN and the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities help communities access and use innovative tools to incorporate racial equity considerations into climate and sustainability actions. MORE »