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Sustainability Plans That Work

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Join ICLEI's Midwest Regional Office for an interactive training exclusively for local government professionals on developing robust, data-driven, and outcome-oriented municipal sustainability plans.

Date: Friday, June 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central
Chicago, IL
Cost: Free for ICLEI members; $50 for all others
ICLEI, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Breakfast and lunch will be served!

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What We'll Cover

Get step-by-step guidance from ICLEI on how to implement a municipal sustainability plan using ICLEI’s proven approach of marrying smart strategy with sensible process:

The Eight Core Tenets
  • Buy-in from the chief elected official
  • Central management & coordination
  • Research & analysis to create a fact-driven plan
  • Aggressive but achievable initiatives
  • Guidance from an external advisory board
  • Inclusive and transparent planning process
  • Accountability to the public
  • Institutionalization of the plan
The Five Milestones Process
  • Milestone One: Conduct a sustainability assessment
  • Milestone Two: Set sustainability goals
  • Milestone Three: Develop a sustainability plan
  • Milestone Four: Implement the sustainability plan
  • Milestone Five: Monitor and evaluate progress


  • Hear the local government perspective from Aaron Cosentino, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Elgin, on the process behind the Elgin Sustainability Action Plan.
  • Leverage regional support with the skills and resources of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to strengthen local sustainability planning.
  • Engage in an interactive planning exercise based on ICLEI’s work with over 600 member communities nation-wide, including peer-to-peer problem solving in working through the initial stages of a sustainability plan.


Who Should Attend?

Local government professionals from the seven-county Chicago region, including sustainability staff, city planners, public works staff, environmental staff, and economic development specialists.  County staff are also encouraged to attend.  ICLEI membership is not required for participation.


Meeting Location

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Training Partners

Sustainability Plans that Work is made possible through Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust

For more information, contact Meagan Chuckran, at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, at or 312-377-6675.

When Jun 24, 2011
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM (Eastern U.S.)
Where Chicago, IL
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