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STAR Online Platform
ICLEI's online, GIS-enabled tool -- currently under development and slated for release in 2012 -- will complement the STAR Community Index and allow local governments to track their sustainability performance like never before.


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Sustainability Planning Webinar Series
ICLEI's 2010 webinar series on sustainability planning features leading local government staff and ICLEI's own sustainability experts.

Sustainability in the Master Plan and Zoning Code
ICLEI’s most popular webinar of 2010. Midwest local government staff share perspectives on the role of the master plan and zoning code in creating sustainable communities.

Clean Energy and Sustainability as a Local Economic Development Strategy
Part 1: Saving Money, Expanding Markets, and Building a Talented Workforce
Part II: Leveraging Public Resources and Federal Funding (Nov. 2010)
Connect the dots between sustainability and prosperity. Learn from the leading experts ICLEI brought together for this popular two-part series.

Sustainability in Town-Gown Communities
Learn how three innovative ICLEI USA member local governments — Bloomington, IN, Iowa City, IA, and Oberlin, OH — work hand-in-hand with local colleges and universities on climate protection and sustainability.

Miami-Dade County Sustainability Assessment Webinar
County staff present the Milestone One process they used to complete their community sustainability assessment, including lessons learned and an update on their progress.


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Guidebooks and Reports

NACo 2010 County Sustainability Strategies (pdf)
Report examines county sustainability strategies from four perspectives and highlights the benefits local governments are bringing to their communities.

Strategies for Successful City-County Cooperation on Sustainability (pdf)
ICLEI 2010 fact sheet focused on Southeast local governments.

2011 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Guide
Guidance for prospective Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant applicants on how to best incorporate equity into their proposals.

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Miscellaneous Resources

List of U.S. Sustainability Plans and Climate Action Plans (pdf)
Browse the plans of U.S. local governments, updated in by ICLEI in 2009.

Sample Job Descriptions
A collection of sample job descriptions to ensure that local governments effectively structure their climate and sustainability jobs and recruit top candidates to help them achieve their goals.

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