Program Strategies

Common Framework and Indicators

  • Helping cities establish baselines, targets, plans, policies, measures, and verification; Distilling best thinking into an understandable set of components;
  • Illuminating how the components function to maintain sustainability;
  • Detailing paths to success that are scalable and easily adaptable to local conditions; and Facilitating widespread adoption through collaboration and comparison.

Inspirational Models

  • Advancing practical, leveragable and transferable solutions;
  • Establishing new model policies that increase city sustainability and; Demonstrating city sustainability at a systemic level.


  • Inspiring, informing and motivating city leaders;
  • Triggering a movement for city sustainability; and
  • Identifying trends, suggesting alternatives and inspiring best practices.