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  • Sustainable Building Practices Transformed a Brownfield into Green Housing in Oakland, CA

    Oakland, CA, USA

    With a former industrial neighborhood becoming a residential hub, a former paint factory brownfield was safely redeveloped into sustainably designed housing that brought 62 housing units to the area.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Revolving loan funds
  • New Castle County, DE buys hotel with Covid Relief Funds (CRF) to protect most vulnerable residents

    New Castle, DE 19720, USA

    Napa County was able to leverage the $322 million they received from the CARES act via the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to invest in and build new programs that expanded homelessness support, childcare infrastructure and renter a...

    Federal grants
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Resident Participation through Online Platform Informs Economic Redevelopment Plans in Two Rivers

    Two Rivers, WI, USA

    Two Rivers needed to better understand resident priorities to address widespread concerns of economic decline. Using a polling and survey platform, the city was able to easily engage its citizens and use the polling data’s useful ...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    City Manager
  • Detroit, MI Raises $1B in Funding 5 Years after Declaring Bankruptcy

    Detroit, MI, USA

    After declaring bankruptcy in 2013, Detroit was looking to restore financial stability and raise grant revenue in support of its strategic vision. The city’s finance department implemented a web-based grant management solution tha...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Deputy Chief Financial Officer
  • Crisis Communications on a Budget in the City of South Fulton

    Atlanta, GA, USA

    The City of South Fulton, GA is updating residents with urgent information regarding COVID-19 - including local business openings - through a paired user application and content management platform. The same platform has enabled t...

    State and local grants
    Social Impact Bond
    Advertising Revenue
    Gary Leftwich, Communications Director
  • Sustainability Plan engages 4,000 residents in San Antonio, TX

    San Antonio, TX, USA

    The City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability created a sustainability plan that was informed by extensive community engagement and the best available science, resulting in more than 20 specific metrics and 68 specific actions.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Office of Sustainability
  • Salt Lake City spurs small business growth with online permits

    Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    Salt Lake City has simultaneously spurred on small business growth and saved thousands of staff hours each year by digitizing zoning, business, and residential permitting.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Department of Public Services
  • Financing Renewable Energy Project with Crowdfunding in Holyoke, MA

    Holyoke, MA, USA

    ESG Clean Energy is raising community-based capital from local investors to fund the development of a renewable energy project in partnership with the local power provider. Community-level renewable energy projects can be difficul...

    Innovative Finance
  • Chelsea, MA's low-cost strategy to bring multiple departments' workflows online for remote work

    Chelsea, MA 02150, USA

    The town of Chelsea had one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in MA, and must support remote work for its staff and online licensing and requests to keep its residents safe. It quickly expanded its digital services to includ...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Licensing Department, City Manager's Office
  • Small Town Manages Surge Parking Congestion from Olympic Trials

    Eugene, OR, USA

    The city of Eugene has plans to host several large international sporting events in 2021, and is using a parking counting system to handle the expected influx of visitors and help ease parking congestion in the downtown areas.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds