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by Nicole Enright | August 17, 2018
Three and a half years ago, ISC was tapped to help accelerate solar deployment in communities across the U.S. as the national coordinator for the Solar Market Pathways (SMP) program. As we wrap up the program this summer and I reflect on all [...]
by Anna Marandi | September 11, 2017
This year’s Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy attracted perhaps our most geographically diverse cohort yet. From Anchorage to Houston to Washington, D.C., 12 cross-sector teams and a group of resilience-building experts convened in [...]
by Deb Perry | April 18, 2017
Cities across the U.S. are ambitiously transitioning to 100% renewable energy, swapping fossil fuel-based energy systems for clean energy strategies and sustainable plans. Six cities in the U.S. have already made this switch, and cities from [...]
by Henry McKay | April 18, 2017
In a Detroit neighborhood, families live with extreme flooding, molding and water shut-offs as part of their every day. More than 500 miles away, in one of Baltimore’s lowest-income communities, residents experience full weeks without power each [...]
by Deb Perry | March 15, 2017
It seems like just yesterday we were sharing the news that we’d been tapped by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to serve as the national coordinator for Solar Market Pathways. Now we’re already in the project’s third and final [...]
by Nicole Enright | February 3, 2017
A key to bringing renewable energy to scale is engaging large institutions. Not only are these institutions large energy customers that can influence local markets, but they often have expertise, space for installations and the ability to handle [...]
by Steve Nicholas | February 2, 2017
Why does the Institute for Sustainable Communities remain focused, dogged and optimistic amid the sound and the fury unfurling on the national stage? Because we believe deeply that the work we do – bringing local leaders together across [...]
by Deb Perry | December 16, 2016
Over the past month, the U.S. has seen some significant strides in renewable energy. St. Petersburg, Florida made a commitment to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050. Fourteen cities from the Metro Boston Mayor’s [...]
by Tessa Kaneene | December 16, 2016
As the dust settles from the 2016 election, and the climate action community charts a new path forward, strategies at the local level are more important than ever.More and more, cities are acknowledged as a critical scale for climate change [...]
by Nancy Schneider | December 12, 2016
Engaged. Dedicated. Involved. These three words describe the participants in the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact’s Resilient Redesign III on November 14-17 at the University of Miami School of Architecture.Classrooms were [...]
by Steve Adams | November 21, 2016
This post is a letter from ASAP Board Chair Steve Adams to the ASAP membership community.Dear Friends and Colleagues:The ugliest, most divisive presidential campaign in living memory concluded last week with a result that very few expected. The [...]
by Steve Nicholas | November 15, 2016
If you, like me, find yourself looking for signs of progress and promise in the wake of last week’s election, take a peek at what’s happening in a growing number of America’s cities and urban regions. Like never before, local leaders are coming [...]