Urban Sustainability Assessment (USA) Project

The Urban Sustainability Assessment (USA) Project involves developing and testing a protocol for systematically evaluating the effectiveness of urban sustainability programs in the United States. This project is yielding several sample assessments—on composting, urban agriculture, tree planting, and light rail—as well as a protocol that academic or consulting teams can use to develop their own assessments.

The first report, Municipal Curbside Compostables Collection: What Works and Why? can be accessed for free via the link on the left of the page under downloads. Please also take a moment to complete our very brief survey to facilitate a more targeted and benefical report.