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.
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.Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More