By Erin Rugland The City of Peoria recently finalized a contract with energy efficiency and renewable energy company, Ameresco, Inc. This partnership will include energy efficiency retrofits of thirteen different city facilities, as well as solar photovoltaic installations at eight different sites in the City. In addition to these projects, two sites in Peoria will […]
Picture the main streets of your city shielded by solar panels – would that make a summer outing downtown more comfortable? How about vertical farms on former brownfield sites down the street from your home – wouldn’t such easy access to fresh food be nice? Arizona State University’s Project Cities thinks so too. That’s why […]
The ASU Wrigley Institute is pleased to announce the promotion of Anne Reichman to director of the Sustainable Cities Network. Anne has been program manager of SCN since its inception in 2009, when she oversaw its introduction, development and expansion throughout Arizona. Since that time, she’s created a statewide network dedicated to improving community and […]
The Network is a vehicle for communities to share knowledge and coordinate efforts to understand and solve sustainability problems. It is designed to foster partnerships, identify best practices, provide training and information, and create a bridge between ASU’s research and front-line challenges facing local communities.
Network members include a broad range of professional disciplines from Arizona cities, towns, counties and Native American communities implementing sustainable practices and working towards a more sustainable region. Find out more about these members and what they are doing.
Through the Sustainable Cities Network, partners will work together to streamline city operations, advance solar energy, practice sustainable design, and secure water supplies in a changing climate. Find out more about these sustainability initiatives across the valley by following the Network news.