SBN Green Resources - Communities

Sustainable Communities

Civic Practices Network
Civic Practices Network (CPN) is a collaborative and nonpartisan project bringing together a diverse array of organizations and perspectives within the civic renewal movement.

This site offers a database of essays and papers that cover everything from case studies on civic innovation and grassroots environmental initiatives to community health reform and essays on employee empowerment. This is a comprehensive website that will inform you of the great potential and necessity of civic involvement for community building and renewal.

Institute for Sustainable Communities
With the focus on environmental, economic, and social concerns, ISC gives communities and the organizations that support them the training, technical assistance, and grants they need to solve their problems and sustain themselves independently.

Quest Sustainable Solutions
Quest Sustainability finds green and sustainable solutions to clients' economic, social and environmental challenges.

Small Planet Institute
It offers published resources and suggestions for things you can do right now to improve local community relationships and promote sustainable community building.

Sustainable Communities Network
This site provides civic resources including downloadable guides to planning a sustainable event, a starter kit for community building, and a case study map.

Local Government Commission (LGC)
The Local Government Commission (LGC) is a nonprofit organization fostering innovation in environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and social equity. The LGC is helping to transform communities through inspiration, practical assistance and a network of visionary local elected officials and other community leaders.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC develops and advocates sustainable solutions for our communities.  

Playbook for Green Buildings and Neighborhoods
A web-based resource, provides strategies, tips, and tools that counties can use to take immediate action on climate change through: green building, green neighborhoods, and sustainable infrastructure.

Smart Communities Network
The website contains a variety of great resources, tools, links to articles and publications, and community success stories on a variety of topics, including community energy, green development, and sustainable business.

Sustainable Communities
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution.

Walk Score
Walk Score uses a patent-pending system to measure the walkability of an address, in order to help people find a walkable place to live. This site provides a list of the most walkable neighborhoods in the United States and information on the benefits of living in a walkable city.

News

$250,000 Federal Grant to Support Politics Doctoral Students

"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.

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Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

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