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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Today, the energy sector in the United States and the national energy policy that determines how it evolves leaves the country exposed to three major, interconnected threats: weakened national security, environmental calamity caused by climate change, and an ongoing but largely unaddressed...

Type Ordinance
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
The products and services the City of Portland purchases have inherent social, human health, environmental, and economic impacts. As such, the City is committed to understanding and taking appropriate responsibility for the impacts of its purchasing by establishing a Sustainable Procurement...

Type -
Year 2011
Level City or Town, City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy
Ohio communities need a better approach, one that fosters economic growth while also protecting the environment and supporting local businesses and workers. This is why the City of Oberlin, in partnership with Oberlin College and the city’s municipal utility have launched “The Oberlin...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League Of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Sustainability is a fundamental component of building a strong community, not only in terms of the physical environment, but also for economic prosperity. Although the nexus between sustainability and economic development may not always be apparent and will certainly vary from place...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Across the US, jobs that are directly involved in making and supplying more sustainable “clean technology” goods and services generally offer better pay. This roadmap includes policies that, when implemented, can continue to accelerate job creation and innovation based on sustainable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
Unlocking the potential of data and evidence to inform decision making is key to ensuring cities thrive in the 21st century. Through What Works Cities' early efforts, we've learned that cities across the country are sold on the value of using data and evidence to make informed decisions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Transportation & Mobility
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past half century - increasing from a third to nearly 60 percent of world population today - local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Energy, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Government is often thought of as a place where good ideas go to die. We who work in local government know this is not true. We also know, however, that cities' current set of approaches and solutions won't be enough to address our most pressing challenges. We need more and fundamentally...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
By 2050, two out of every three people on the planet will live in a city. Urbanization and new ideas go hand in hand; by their very nature, cities have long served to create pockets of innovation, changing and improving the way we live our lives in the process. Historically this process...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
Clean energy policies can create jobs, support local business in green markets, and ensure residents have access to jobs created. This brief helps guide you on how to make the most of green investments. After reviewing the City of Oberlin’s energy use and emissions, several policy...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Energy
Ohio state needs a more sustainable strategy for heat and power used by manufactures. CHP which combined heat and power technology meets maufacturers' needs for energy, it can also reduces greenhuse gas emissions and energy waste. However, Ohio spends larger amount of investment on...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
Europe's cities need entrepreneurship and innovation to secure their long-term economic, cultural and social prosperity. This report proposes a set of tools cities can use to stimulate the creativity and social innovation they need by drawing on external innovators and advisers....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Site Selection Magazine
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Job growth drives San Antonio's push for renewable energy and cleaner air is a beneficial byproduct. Since two recent mayors have embraced this approach, the country's seventh-largest city has developed a unique business ecosphere. Political leaders hope early gains will make San...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Team 2016 Annual Report highlights SBST's progress implementing the President's directive over the past year in eight key policy areas: promoting retirement security, advancing economic opportunity, improving college access and affordability, responding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). These four simple principles for applying behavioural insights are based on the Behavioural Insights Team's own work and the wider academic literature. There is a large body of evidence on what...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
The transition to a green economy requires implementing workforce development policies that prioritizes workers' interests over those of fossil fuel companies. This report discusses how workforce development policies can mediate labor disruptions, increase worker power and reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source FutureWorks
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Democracy & Governance
The goal of the Portland Development Commission's Economic Development Strategy is to reorient its redevelopment activities to build the most sustainable economy in the U.S. by being first in green businesses, first in green jobs and first in green innovation. While ambitious, we...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
The Behavioural Insights Team now has a growing programme of work that seeks to understand better the impact of individual's and businesses' behaviours on the economy, in order to find new ways of improving policy in the UK and overseas. For example, the interventions we started in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
This brief explores how investor-owned utilities prioritize the maximization of shareholder value over sustainability and community wellbeing. It finds that investor-owned electricity corporations distribute a significant proportion of their earnings to shareholders, rather than reinvesting...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Apollo Alliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
In September 2007, recognizing the great potential of green economic and infrastructure development, Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker asked the Apollo Alliance to engage the community at large and "make Newark a national showcase for clean and efficient energy use, green economic development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
This report examines the meanings and practices associated with the term 'smart cities.' Smart city initiatives involve three components: information and communication technologies (ICTs) that generate and aggregate data; analytical tools which convert that data into usable information;...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This memo outlines policies adopted by the Santa Clara Valley Water District following the Board's Annual Governance Policy Work Study Sessions. The policies include a revision to Governance Process Policy GP-1 and a climate divestment policy which requires carbon tracking....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Brookings Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, America needs to move toward a more productive next economy that will be increasingly export-oriented, lower-carbon, and innovation-driven - as well as opportunity rich. At the same time, leading U.S. metropolitan areas - which drive the national...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
A 100% Just Energy Economy must go beyond simply replacing fossil fuels; in order to be 100% Just, it must include other key elements, such as renewable fuels, an end to sacrifice zones, and good green jobs targeted to the communities that have survived decades of divestment. This...

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