Innovation Products

The USDN Family of Funds: Advancing Urban Sustainability Innovations from Concept to Scale

USDN has a collaborative innovation system that features a variety of fund offerings:

The USDN and CNCA Innovation Funds specialize in innovation development: identifying an innovation, researching and conceptualizing it for prototyping, testing, and refinement.

Peer Learning Exchange and Partners for Places specialize in scaling: spreading proven innovations to other communities through learning, standardization, and adoption.

Innovation descriptions and / or products from each fund are posted here in this curated innovation library. Products are cross posted between the applicable categories on the right-hand side of this page. These pages also include products from USDN-commissioned work to advance member learning in high-impact areas (Special Projects). 

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Urban Sustainability Innovation Report

USDN now helps partners, sustainability professionals, and our followers stay up to date with USDN members' innovations through the monthly Urban Sustainability Innovation Report.  This newsletter highlights our members' work on the cutting edge of urban sustainability innovation.  

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NOTE: Partners for Places Fund projects include both USDN and non-USDN members.