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Race to Zero: The next decade will decide the future of humanity

The stakes to address climate change have never been higher. The wellbeing of the planet, its ecosystems and people hang in the balance and their fate will be determined by

AZ League of Cities & Towns 2021 Conference

On September 2, 2021, Sustainable Cities Network Director Anne Reichman and several Arizona city panelists participated in the AZ League of Cities & Towns Conference session “Resilient Cities & Towns:

Cooling Center Subgroup, MAG, and partners collaborate to provide heat relief to more than 25,555 Arizonans

Have you ever experienced the blistering heat of a summer afternoon in Arizona? Did you have water, shade, or air conditioning to provide heat relief and help cool you down?

ASU Urban planning students receive APA AZ Chapter Award

We are excited to announce that the “Preliminary Housing Analysis & ADU Policy Recommendations for Peoria, AZ” project has received the 2021 “Student Planning Project” Chapter Award with the Arizona

AZ Heat Resilience Workgroup working to address extreme heat

AZ Heat Resilience Workgroup working to address extreme heat Extreme heat is often thought of in conjunction with Arizona, but other states are also experiencing unprecedented higher temperatures during a

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Jay Davies: Community builder

We are pleased to congratulate Jay Davies, with the City of Peoria on his receipt of the Gabe Zimmerman “Community Builder” Award! Jay currently serves as the Interim Public Works

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Clarkdale and Project Cities recognized with ASU EPICS Community Catalyst Award

In other news, it was our pleasure to share this year’s ASU EPICS Community Catalyst Award with our friends at the Town of Clarkdale. Over the years, the Project Cities

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Earth Day beautified the landscape and inspired residents

Earth Day was something special in Arizona this year: it was a united movement of celebration and action. 10 Mayors and communities across the state joined together for Earth Day

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SCN Steering Committee appoints new chair and co-chairs

Early this Spring, ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network (SCN) Steering Committee appointed new city leadership to help guide the collaborative community network into the next year. Serving as the new chair

GovLove podcast highlights student led sustainability planning effort

For four years, Project Cities has acted as a convener for students and local government leaders to collaborate to tackle real-world sustainability problems and develop professional skills. As we wrap up


10 AZ Mayors Unite to Honor Earth Day 2021 and Advance Regional Sustainability Efforts

Ten Arizona Mayors pledged to partake in a statewide celebration of Earth Day this April. Their video message, as well as an extensive list of Earth Day events and activities,

Mayors Across Arizona Join Together to Celebrate Earth Day AZ

Press Release: April 19, 2021 Mayors Across Arizona Join Together to Celebrate Earth Day AZ Ten Arizona mayors are joining together to celebrate Earth Day AZ, a new statewide collaboration