Austin Releases 2018 State of the Food System Report: Austin's latest State of the Food System report found that the number of community gardens increased by 29% since 2015 and identified opportunities to improve healthy food access.
Bloomington Adopts First Sustainability Action Plan: Bloomington's first Sustainability Action Plan outlines a five-year strategy framework and goals in climate, energy, transportation, food, waste, water, and ecosystem health.
Denver Passes Green Building Ordinance: Denver will now require large buildings to install cool roofs and green building options that work best for their context like green space, energy conservation, and renewable energy.
Dubuque Achieves LEED for Cities and Communities Certification: Dubuque received certification in the LEED for Cities and Communities Program, which allows communities to benchmark and communicate performance in ongoing sustainability initiatives.
Vancouver to Develop a Comprehensive City Plan: Vancouver approved the development of a long-term comprehensive city plan that will include strategies to address housing affordability, environmental, and social health challenges.
Governing Selects Chris Castro (Orlando) for Public Officials of the Year Award: Governing selected USDN Member Chris Castro (Orlando) as one of the Public Officials of the Year, an award honoring individual state and local government officials for outstanding accomplishments.