PROJECTS, PLANS AND STRATEGIES

The Urban Transitions Alliance City’s Transition Actions 

Every Story Counts

TELL US YOUR STORY

“Sustainable” and “Resilient” are about us
… about what we do together to build a better place for all of us.

Made in Baltimore

BUY LOCAL. BUY BALTIMORE.

Spurring re-investment in Baltimore City by growing the market for locally-produced goods and supporting local makers and manufacturers.

Green Network Plan

REVITALIZING NEIGHBORHOODS

Communities are revitalized by creating an interconnected system of greenspaces throughout the city, transforming vacant and abandoned properties into community assets.

Mr. Trash Wheel

CLEANING UP THE BALTIMORE HARBOUR

The Inner Harbor Water Wheel combines old and new technology to harness the power of water and sunlight to collect litter and debris flowing down the Jones Falls River.

Baltimore Sustainability Plan

MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER

Working to improve sustainable land use, biodiversity, energy efficiency, resiliency, and the overall economic climate of the city.

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Racial Equity Roundtable

BUFFALO’S GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

Buffalo is building a new shared future:
One with prosperity, equity, and opportunity on every side of Main Street.

Raincheck 1.0 Report

DOCUMENTING BUFFALO’S GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

Learn about Buffalo’s stormwater challenge, our initial array of green infrastructure projects, and how we’ll take this work to the next level as Rain Check 2.0 gets underway.

Green Infrastructure Solutions

SEWER OVERFLOW CHALLENGE

Promoting and protecting the Buffalo waterways. Creating infrastructure that would promote sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

Bicycle Master Plan

BUFFALO’S VISION OF BECOMING A WORLD-CLASS BICYCLING COMMUNITY

Integrating bicyclists’ needs into the City’s projects, policies, and programs.

Buffalo Green Code

GUIDING BUFFALO’S PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Fix the basics
Build on assets
Implement smart growth
Embrace sustainability

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Net Zero Energy Police Station

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 POLICE HQ

The first freestanding Net Zero Police Station in the US is sustainable, energy-efficient and generates as much energy as it consumes.

Cincinnati Green Plan

IT’S EASY TO BE GREEN IN THE CITY OF CINCINNATI

The City facilitates journeys to greener lifestyles which make Cincinnatians healthier, the community healthier and our economy stronger.

Energy Aggregation Program

SAVING COSTS WHILE PURCHASING 100% GREEN ENERGY

The City negotiates on behalf of its citizens and small businesses for a favorable price from suppliers of electricity and natural gas. 1st aggregation program in the nation to offer 100% carbon free energy.

Residential Tax Abatement

MEETING LEADERSHIP IN LEED STANDARDS

The City of Cincinnati grants property tax abatements for residential and commercial buildings constructed or renovated to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards.

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Lake Phoenix Recreation Area

INDUSTRIAL SITE REDEVELOPMENT

Urban resilience and urban water management by redevelopment of industrial sites

Dortmund Climate Action Program 2020

CLIMATE IS A HOME GAME

40 % CO2 reduction by 2020
Energy Efficiency Guidance
Renewable Energy Extension Strategies

Metropol-E

MUNICIPAL FLEET GOES ELECTRIC

11 Electric Vehicles
180 Charging Points
100 % Green Energy
Optimized Fleet Management

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European Green Capital 2017

ESSEN: YOUR GREEN CITY

Environmental protection affects all of us. We have already achieved a lot, and are on track to make our living environment even more sustainable and liveable. We are on a journey to the Essen of tomorrow.

Krupp Belt

FROM INDUSTRIAL WASTELAND TO CLIMATE-FRIENDLY CITY QUARTER

Sustainable buildings
Climate change adaptation
Climate-friendly mobility options
Public-private cooperation
Citizen participation

Mobility Day

TRANSFORMING THE CITY CENTER INTO A GREEN ACTIVITY SPACE

The primary goal: encouraging people to rethink mobility.

The transition to green mobility begins in people’s hearts and minds.

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Golden Sun

FACTORY PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION PROJECT

Photovoltaic roof project with yearly impact of:
– 6 million kwh electricity generation
– 2,000 tons standard coal saving
– 5,000 tons carbon emission reduction

Non-fossil Energy Utilization for Factories

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES

Large-scale application of photovoltaic power generation, solar water heating and geothermal heating

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Solar City Gelsenkirchen

THE FUTURE ENERGY CITY

Future energies have left their imprint on the townscape and created new jobs.

Brownfield Hugo Redevelopment

GELSENKIRCHEN – LEARNING CITY

Re-development of the coal mine brownfield Hugo into a biomass park, wilderness area and appropriation zone for citizens

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Sunshine Bath Project

SOLAR ENERGY UTILIZATION

Solar water heating for household supply

PV Project

PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION

Government-led installation at reservoir dam
Residential PV systems located on rooftops

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Culture Zone

KATOWICE FOR A CHANGE

Re-purposing of former coal mine into cultural zone.

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OnePGH

RESILIENT PITTSBURGH

People
Place
Planet
Performance

Smart Pittsburgh

USING TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP SAFE, RELIABLE TRANSIT

Expand Opportunity
Improve Health
Increase Mobility
Promote Safety

EcoInnovation District Uptown Oakland

CREATING AN EQUITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

Bottom-up planning and development
Sustainable and innovative practices
Inclusive job growth

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Clean Air Plan

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING SYSTEM

Installing industry regulations
Promoting alternative energy sources

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