Cities + Solutions
A resident-centered bike-share program. Radical budget restructuring. Holistic, equitable heat plans. From Pittsburgh to Phoenix, cities across the U.S. are taking community-driven climate action. These six case studies chronicle surprising and inspiring climate initiatives through stories of cities leading the way.
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In This Series
How Pittsburgh found a secret climate weapon in ‘the thrilling world of municipal budgeting’
Even cash-strapped cities have money for climate action. They just need to spend it better.
Tired of being told to ‘adapt,’ an Indigenous community wrote its own climate action plan
On the Flathead Reservation, a "living document" speaks to thousands of years of history while facing new challenges.
Ann Arbor’s big decarbonization bet
The Michigan city has ambitions to go carbon neutral, and they begin in one of its most frontline neighborhoods.
Can cities eliminate heat-related deaths in a warming world? Phoenix is trying.
Phoenix hopes a new Office of Heat Response can move fast enough to counter the impacts of deadly heat.
A California town’s wastewater is helping it battle drought
Healdsburg recycles 350 million gallons of effluent annually and gives it away for free.
How to build a better bike-share program
When corporate owners ditched New Orleans's bike share, the community stepped up to rebuild it with a focus on equity.