Ideas, examples, and how-to instructions for creating an exciting and innovative sustainability project in your neighborhood
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The Bevo Gardens project transformed an unused, overgrown vacant lot into an attractive intergenerational neighborhood gathering space. The project su...
Chess Pocket Park
The Chess Pocket Park seeks to contribute to community sustainability through the development of a residential lot-sized Chess Pocket Park. The Chess ...
HUB: Hybrid Urban Bioscapes
HUB consists of a nectaring garden that provides ecological support to productive landscapes in ONSL. The project offers two different landscapes with...
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Arts, Culture & Innovation
Public art, events, history, sports, science, research
Education, Training & Leadership
Environmental and eco-literacy, professional development, schools, training
Empowerment, Diversity & Equity
Ethnicity, youth, seniors, life choices, LGBT, religion
Health, Well-Being & Safety
Food, fitness, pedestrians, bikers, crime prevention, urban agriculture
Infrastructure, Facility & Transportation
Transit, streets, waste, recycling, energy, water, walking, cycling, efficiency, green infrastructure
Prosperity, Opportunity & Employment
Local businesses, marketing, branding, identity, neighborhood assets
Urban Character, Vitality & Ecology
Food, landscape, preservation, vacant land, streets, buildings, parks, greenspace, neighborhoods
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