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A Neighbor-led Greening Plan Centers People Impacted by Climate Injustice in Richmond, VA: A neighbor-led greening plan centers people who are directly impacted by climate injustice and seeks to repair decades of systemic disinvestment in South Richmond. (Partners for Places, 2022). 
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Empty Field Into a Programmable Greenspace in Cleveland, OH: A project to transform an empty field into a programmable greenspace, nurturing connection among community members and providing educational opportunities while mitigating local flooding and stormwater issues. (Partners for Places, 2022). 
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Abandoned Roadway Into a Community Greenspace with Green Infrastructure in New Haven, CT:A project to  transform an abandoned roadway, in an undeserved community, into a community greenspace with green infrastructure connecting an urban community to parkland and the river. (Partners for Places, 2022). 
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Aging in Place Efficiently in Ann Arbor, MI:  A project to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for low-income seniors while simultaneously reducing energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. (Partners for Places, 2022). 
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Zero-Emissions Last-Mile Deliveries: This project developed a background paper and strategy evaluation for sustainable last-mile delivery in the City of Denver, CO. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2022)
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CNCA Mobility Hubs: This project supported two CNCA cities in developing plans to deploy Mobility Hubs: one in the Midwest (Minneapolis) and one in Europe (Stockholm). (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Heartland Carbon Drawdown Initiative: A suite of carbon management spatial analysis tools that equip cities with new capabilities to quantify carbon drawdown potential across trees, soils, and organics to achieve carbon mitigation objectives. (Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Building Performance Standards: A New Framework for Equitable Policies to Address Existing Buildings: A framework to help cities set targets for existing buildings to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Successful BPS policies should include assistance for covered buildings and historically underserved populations, including diverse workforce development and job creation mechanisms. The framework captures the latest strategies and tools cities are employing to do this. The framework was developed in partnership with a set of cities and counties that participating the USDN/IMT Building Performance Standards workshop and the USDN/American Cities Climate Challenge Building Performance Standards cohort. (American Cities Climate Challenge, 2021)
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Sydney Better Buildings Cup Pilot Program: This project created a framework to increase whole building engagement in achieving net zero emissions using a gamified approach that catalyzed building owners to leverage existing programs, resources and industry stakeholders to deliver coordinated and meaningful environmental engagement with their tenants and occupants. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Redesigning Municipal Organic Material Systems for Climate & Community Resilience & Equitable Economic Diversification: A tool to help cities quantify and redirect organic waste streams into climate stabilizing resources in ways that generate new economic opportunities and enhance equitably distributed community benefits for both urban and adjacent rural communities. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Yokohama City Renewable Energy Promotion Project: This project created a platform for Yokohama residents and businesses to promote the introduction of renewable energy without the help of city subsidies. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2021)
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