ICLEI releases new sustainability planning toolkit
Boston-based ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA has released a Sustainability Planning Toolkit that provides a model, including standardized methods and metrics, for cities and counties that are creating or expanding sustainability plans. The toolkit, which has been developed for ICLEI’s 600 U.S. local government members, is based on New York’s PlaNYC sustainability plan.
Jurisdictions of all sizes can use ICLEI’s toolkit to bring together individual environmental, economic and social initiatives under one holistic vision, according to ICLEI. “This toolkit draws from the most recent best practices in the United States to help cities and counties take their sustainability planning efforts to the next level,” said Jeb Brugmann, ICLEI Global’s founder and current Executive Director of ICLEI USA. “Our message to all local governments is that the secret to a successful sustainability plan is a rigorous planning process, and this toolkit walks local governments through what can be a very complex process.”
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