Sustainability Planning Webinar Series
In spring 2010, ICLEI hosted a four-part webinar series on sustainability planning, featuring leading local government staff and ICLEI's own sustainability experts.
Click the links below to view the presentation slides or the recorded versions of these webinars.
Part 1: Using the Sustainability Planning Toolkit
ICLEI's Sustainability Planning Toolkit provides a step-by-step process for developing a sustainability plan along with lessons learned and best practices from leading local governments. This webinar provided an overview of the sustainability planning process and a discussion of how the Five Milestones for Sustainability integrate with ICLEI’s STAR Community Index. It also discussed keys for a successful sustainability planning process, tips for each step along the way, and an overview of the resources in the Toolkit to help you get started.
Part 2: PlaNYC: The Process Behind the Plan
ICLEI and staff from New York City's Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability discussed ICLEI's in-depth case study on PlaNYC, New York's groundbreaking sustainability plan. The presentation described the innovative development of PlaNYC and how you can replicate this process. It also covered the City's implementation progress, three years after the plan's release, and gave highlights from a selection of the 127 initiatives in the plan and an update on the planning process for PlaNYC 2, due to be released on Earth Day 2011.
Part 3: Lessons Learned in Local Sustainability Planning
In early 2009, three local governments – New Rochelle, NY; Newark, NJ; Miami-Dade County, FL – were chosen to participate in ICLEI’s Sustainability Planning Toolkit Pilot Project. This webinar reviews the progress of each local government’s sustainability planning process and how you can take the lessons learned from their experiences to apply to your own sustainability planning efforts. Speakers include:
- Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle, NY
- Chelsea Albucher, Sustainability Coordinator, Newark, NJ
- Amy Knowles, Organizational Development Administrator, Miami-Dade County
>> Presentation Slides: City of Newark Sustainability Initiative Presentation
(pdf)>> Presentation Slides: New Rochelle Sustainability Plan
(pdf)>> Presentation Slides: Miami Dade County’s Story (pdf)
Part 4: Sustainability Performance and the STAR Community Index
ICLEI staff engaged in the development of the STAR Community Index discussed progress over the past year to develop a national sustainability performance system for U.S. communities. The STAR framework features goals and measures across the three pillars of sustainability: environment, economy and equity.
The webinar introduced the first draft of the comprehensive set of goals that comprise the STAR framework; it described the basis for the stakeholder process, detailed the challenges and themes that have arisen, and discussed the implicit social change model that the program represents.