Urban Sustainability Practice

Integrating sustainable principals and performance guidelines into policies is an important aspect of sustainable development. The Communities Sustainability Services staff at Southface works with local and regional policy makers to understand the variety of green building and green development practices being used in their area.

How We Can Help

Southface works extensively with local and regional organizations to develop community-level initiatives that align with your sustainability goals. Our partners include local governments, community improvement districts, transportation management organizations, business and neighborhood associations looking to improve the social and economic fabric of their communities while responding to environmental needs.

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SOUTHACE CALENDAR

Thu 09

Understanding Heat Transfer Webinar

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 14

Air Movement Basics Webinar

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 16

Moisture Managed Webinar

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 21

Insulation Installation Information Webinar

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

THE JOURNAL

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New Report Provides Pathway to Cut Carbon by 60%

A new report, Sector Coupling in Europe: Powering Decarbonization, reveals that if the transportation, building and industry sectors all electrified at the same time, they could cut their carbon emissions by 60% over the next three decades. The report recommends different approaches to electrification, while considering the extent of clean energy policies implemented by the government.

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Transforming Transit: Catching Up With TransFormation Alliance’s Odetta MacLeish-White

In October 2017, Odetta MacLeish-White was appointed the first managing director of The TransFormation Alliance (TFA), a collaboration of metro Atlanta organizations that promotes the development of thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit. On April 6, she will moderate Southface’s monthly policy forum, the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART). April’s SART focuses on building equity in transit-oriented development,…

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Kwanza Hall’s Ordinance Diversifying Housing in Atlanta Approved

The first policy recommendation from the Department of Planning’s Tiny House Feasibility Study, also championed by Hall, allowing for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in areas zoned for duplexes passed City Council on Monday. “Embracing the tiny house movement in Atlanta will help expand the diversity of our housing choices and provide more affordable housing…

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