University of Maryland

Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability Website | umdsmartgrowth.org/programs/pals/ The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) is administered by the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). It is a campus-wide initiative that harnesses the expertise of UMD faculty and the energy and ingenuity of UMD students to […]

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University of Iowa

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities Website | https://iisc.uiowa.edu/ The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is a campus-wide community engaged learning organization located in the School of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Iowa. We partner faculty, staff, and students with urban and rural communities to complete projects that enhance the sustainability of […]

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Texas A&M University

Texas Target Communities Website | ttc.arch.tamu.edu Texas Target Communities (TxTC) at Texas A&M University, founded in 1993, provides technical assistance to small, low capacity communities across the state and focuses on holistic efforts to reveal and validate persistent problems, illuminate strengths, discover promising strategies, and enable emerging opportunities (i.e. civic, environmental, economic, etc.). TxTC engages […]

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Successful Communities Collaborative Website | www.siue.edu/successful-communities SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative (SCC) is a cross-disciplinary program that supports one-year partnerships between the University and communities in Illinois to advance local resiliency and sustainability based on community-identified environmental, social, and economic issues and needs. Our mission is to connect communities with the students and faculty of SIUE. […]

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Pennsylvania State University

Sustainable Communities Collaborative Website |https://sustainability.psu.edu/programs/scc/ The Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) connects university faculty, students, and staff with local communities to address sustainability challenges through an engaged, collaborative effort to meet the partnering community’s sustainability priorities. The SCC networks with its 23 Commonwealth Campuses, leveraging local knowledge, unique programs, and Penn State resources to advance sustainability […]

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Indiana University

Sustaining Hoosier Communities Website |rural.indiana.edu/impact/shc Indiana University’s Sustaining Hoosier Communities (SHC), an initiative of the Center for Rural Engagement forges partnerships between local communities and leaders and Indiana University’s faculty, staff, and students to enrich the health, prosperity, and vitality of our region. Through undergraduate and graduate courses—in disciplines including public health, information systems, public policy, arts […]

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Florida Atlantic University

Partnership for Sustainable Communities Website | cues.fau.edu/partnership The FAU Partnership for Sustainable Communities (pilot program) is an initiative of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) within Florida Atlantic University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. The FAU Partnership addresses challenges and goals identified by Florida communities with university capacity in ways that aim […]

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California State University, San Marcos

Democracy in Action Website | https://www.csusm.edu/slce/civicengagement/democracyinaction/index.html Democracy in Action is modeled after the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) in the Sustainable Cities Initiative at University of Oregon and is part of a larger consortium of universities and colleges that participate in the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N). Whereas the Sustainable City Year […]

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California State University, Fresno

Sustainable Parks and Recreation Community Initiative Website |fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/community-engagement/sparci.html The SPARCI (Sustainable Parks and Recreation Community Initiative) Project is a partnership between Fresno State’s Department of Recreation Administration and parks, recreation, conservation, and non-profit agencies in the San Joaquin Valley. SPARCI engages the broader university community in idea generation, community engagement and problem solving. When accepted into the […]

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Boston University

MetroBridge Website | www.bu.edu/ioc/metrobridge The MetroBridge program at the Initiative on Cities is a new approach to bridging the needs of local government with the capacities at Boston University. Every city or town has a wish list of projects to complete, but they don’t always have the time or capacity to address all of them. […]

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