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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Of For Worth
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This presentation outlines key features and outcomes of the Fort Work Stormwater Management Program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Polluted stormwater runoff is one of the largest growing sources of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. To mitigate this problem, green infrastructure practices can be used to manage urban runoff by capturing and infiltrating rainwater where it falls. One of the major challenges to the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Arizona
Source Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This report reviews state legislation and interviews waste management coordinators to identify the key challenges and opportunities for improving recycling in Arizona municipalities. China’s 2018 ban on importing recyclables has disrupted recycling programs across the United States....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Vermont
Source City of Burlington, Vermont
Policy Areas Community Development, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
Pollution and energy inefficiency are exacerbating the global climate crisis, but cities can pass local policies to address these issues. The City of Burlington, Vermont launched the net-zero-energy program in 2018 to eliminate fossil fuel use by the ground transportation and heating...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2004
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Americans For Nonsmokers's Rights
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Health
This report serves as a resource for developing smoke-free indoor air laws and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report outlines common errors to avoid while developing and drafting an ordinance that prohibits...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source The City Of Philadelphia
Policy Areas Energy, Finance & Procurement, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report details the objectives, strategies, and implementation of Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Water program. This program focuses on enhancing the city's ability to handle stormwater, improving water quality, and encouraging the development of green infrastructure. The report...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The New School
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
While local zoning codes and land use policies historically have been tools for segregating people and concentrating pollution in low-income communities and communities of color, community-based advocacy can transform these same tools into means for addressing cumulative burdens borne...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
By introducing new systems for managing trash, cities can move toward zero waste and capture a range of worker, community, and environmental benefits. In particular, through implementing sustainable recycling programs, local governments can utilize trash management systems to fight...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Health
Environmental racism and the subsequent chronic exposure to air pollution has been identified as one of the biggest contributing factors to higher rates of severe illness and death from COVID-19 within Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities. Fossil fuel plants are among the top...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Georgia, Ohio
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
When rainwater hits hard surfaces like roads and parking lots, it runs along the surface till it flows into a storm drain, river, or stream. Known as stormwater runoff, this water picks up pollutants such as heavy metals, brake linings, and deicing salts which contaminate local waters....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) Arizona
Source City of Tucson Water Department
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Health
This report outlines the City of Tucson's water resource plan, which aims to ensure sustainable water use and availability. The plan includes strategies for water conservation, groundwater recharge, stormwater management, and collaboration with regional partners to secure additional...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
There is no good business case for trash incineration. Burning trash is the most expensive form of electricity generation, creates pollution that raises health costs to the public, destroys valuable resources, and produces the fewer jobs than comparable capital projects. The trash...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Institute For Sustainable Communities
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Democracy & Governance
The growing impact of climate change on local communities necessitates policies that promote climate change adaptation in addition to climate change mitigation. This report examines climate change adaptation efforts at different levels of government and identifies key challenges they...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source King County Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance continues King County’s requirement to use green building and sustainable development practices in all capital projects that the county plans or grants funds for. Green building and sustainable development practices are those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States, Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
If a recently proposed ordinance is passed, small fees will be placed on disposable bags in Cuyahoga County. Disposable bags require energy and natural resources to be produced and cause significant pollution. This policy can help reduce the usage of disposable bags, and consequently,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Borough of West Homestead
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance establishes a bill of rights which protects the rights of communities and citizens' rights to clean and accessible water sources, a sustainable energy future, and self-government. It also bans commercial natural gas extraction and restricts the legal authority of corporations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State
State(s) -
Source Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The report outlines the current air pollution and transportation issue in Washington, D.C. which looks to reduce the use of cars and their impact on air pollution and smog in the city. The concentration of air pollutants in DC makes it a top 20 city with the highest smog in the United...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County, National, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source Global Water Partnership
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This handbook outlines how regional governments can establish basin management systems, finance infrastructure development and operations, involve stakeholders, develop long-term planning strategies, and organize collaborative data and monitoring systems. It examines how local governments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines principles that should be considered when creating congestion pricing programs, including establishing a clear and equitable vision for the program, creating a strong connection between revenue raised by the program and spending, establishing transportation options...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Arizona
Source City Of Tucson
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources
This brochure advertises the City of Tucson's Rain Water Harvesting and Rebate Program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Energy, Finance & Procurement, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
Green infrastructure practices provide a variety of benefits across the range of flood magnitudes. Common green infrastructure practices used to target flood management include green roofs, bioretention, water quality swales, and infiltration basins and trenches. While most effective...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Water Environment Research Foundation
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This presentation outlines the key features of integrated water resource management for cities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Philadelphia Water
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This powerpoint outlines the city of Philadelphia's approach to adapting to modern water policies and actions to encourage innovation and sustainable growth....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) New York
Source City of Syracuse
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
This report outlines how Syracuse, NY has improved sewage and wastewater control as well as facilitated job training programs through the use of green infrastructure development. It also highlights county-level investment in extensive urban forestry, infiltration boxes, rain gardens,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Town of Mountain Lake Park
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
This ordinance prohibits the future extraction of natural gas in the city of Mountain Lake Park, and establishes a bill of rights which includes the civil rights of local natural ecosystems, the right to a sustainable energy future for city residents, and the right to self government....

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