Sustainability Plan

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APA Recognizes Los Angeles County's Sustainability Plan

The American Planning Association (APA) has honored Los Angeles County with the Award of Excellence in Sustainability for the 2019 OurCounty Sustainability Plan.

July 9, 2021 - County of Los Angeles

Cedar Rapids Flooding

Cedar Rapids Unveils Sustainability Plan

Cedar Rapids is prioritizing achievable actions with the new iGreenCR Action Plan.

December 13, 2019 - The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

Democratic Debate

Town Hall Spotlights Democrats' Climate Change Proposals

Critics of the earliest Democratic candidate debates have noted a conspicuous lack of substantive and concentrated discussion on one of the great existential threats of the era: climate change. Neglect of the subject could change soon.

September 5, 2019 - Curbed

Los Angeles River

L.A. County's Sustainability Plan Crafted With a Little Help From University Friends

Los Angeles County's new, ambitious sustainability plan was crafted in collaboration with the significant resources available in the region, including one of the nation's finest public universities.

September 4, 2019 - UCLA Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sprawl

Los Angeles County Sets 2050 Carbon Neutrality Target

Land use and transportation planning will play key roles in an effort by Los Angeles County to achieve carbon neutrality in 30 years.

August 12, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Atlanta Park

A Sustainability Plan for Georgia's Most Populous County

Fulton County, Georgia, home to Atlanta, adopted the "2019 Sustainability Plan + Resilience" earlier this month, focused on addressing the effects of climate change.

June 12, 2019 - SaportaReport

Washington Monuments

D.C. Updating its Sustainability Plan

The District of Columbia is updating its Sustainable DC plan, originally crafted in 2012, and seeking feedback on draft goals set for 2032.

June 20, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study Posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.