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Sustainable Cities Network

Sustainable Cities Network

Connecting communities, advancing sustainability,
and cultivating solutions.

Sustainable Cities Network

Connecting communities, advancing sustainability,
and cultivating solutions.
Glendale Becomes First in Arizona to Replace Streetlights with LED Bulbs

Glendale Becomes First in Arizona to Replace Streetlights with LED Bulbs

It isn’t every day a city council gets a treat like the one Glendale enjoyed Tuesday night. The city was honored for its work to change out all of their old energy draining high-pressure sodium arc lights with efficient LED replacements. The project was achieved with help from Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network. As a founding...

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Turns Brownfield to Greenfield

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Turns Brownfield to Greenfield

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) is turning a former Brownfield site into an Environmental Education Demonstration Garden. The site, formerly called the Beeline Gravel Pit, was a raceway-turned-disposal area that was transformed with the help of EPA Brownfields Site Specific Funds. SRPMIC completed cleanup of the site in 2016—and then began to reimagine its...

SCN Hosts Show Me the Money! Grant Workshop with a Collaborative Focus

SCN Hosts Show Me the Money! Grant Workshop with a Collaborative Focus

Getting grants—state, federal, from foundations, or otherwise—has always been a competitive and overwhelming process. Community participants of the Sustainable Cities Network have longed for a workshop on grant writing not only to fund their own projects, but to bring more investment and positive change to Arizona communities. SCN answered this call with a grant workshop...

About the Network

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.

Meet Our Members

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.

Network News

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.