Collaborate on: Sustainability

880 Cities

Our mission is to ignite action and challenge the status quo to create healthier, more equitable, and sustainable cities for all people.

We are guided by the simple but powerful idea that if everything we do in our cities is great for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, then it will be better for all people.

We work with community partners to put neighbourhoods back at the center of city development. Let 8 80 Cities turn the data of the Diagnostic tool into a colourful reality.

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

We at the Center for Sustainable Communities are committed to work that enhances justice and equality, and to conducting responsible science in the public interest, deeply informed by input from under-resourced communities.

We are heartbroken and outraged at the continued violence – economic, physical and environmental – that continues to be perpetrated against people, human beings, simply because of their color. We commit to redoubling our efforts to conduct work that can bring greater energy justice and water security to the neglected neighborhoods and residents of the state and to do what we can to contribute analysis that can serve to improve people’s quality of life and well-being.

We remain dedicated to learning what people want and need from those most affected, and to shape our work to address those needs.

Nurture Development

Welcome to Nurture Development, where we seek to support communities to reduce institutionalisation and increase interdependency in community life. Here you will find current discussion on ABCD, shared resources, and full details of our training and service offers.

Use our articles and resources to discover the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development, also known as ABCD. If you have any comments or questions we would love to hear from you.

Without community, there can be no liberation”. Audre Lorde.

Regenerative Communities Network

Regenerative communities are emerging in both urban and rural areas across every continent.  The global Regenerative Communities Network honors and connects these efforts with a digital learning platform and a long-term cycle of on-the-ground support.

The Network’s goals are to:

  1. Support the development of rich knowledge-sharing and skill-building networks within and across communities
  2. Increase regenerative capacity at the individual, organizational, community, bioregional and global scales
  3. Help drive significant amounts of aligned capital toward regenerative initiatives aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these.

We like to think of the site as a community library with space to read and think, but also as a vibrant café in which to meet people, discuss ideas and projects, and pick up and share tips on how to build the resilience of your community, your household, or yourself.

Schumacher Center for a New Economics

To envision a just and sustainable global economy; apply the concepts locally; then share the results for broad replication.

Founded in 1980 the Schumacher Center for a New Economics works to envision the elements of a just and sustainable global economy; undertakes to apply these elements in its home region of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts; and then develops the educational programs to share the results more broadly, thus encouraging replication.

We recognize that the environmental and equity crises we now face have their roots in the current economic system.

We believe that:

  • a fair and sustainable economy is possible and that citizens working for the common interest can build systems to achieve it
  • our natural commons are best held by the regional community
  • money issue can be democratized
  • ownership should be more diversified and that labor should have a part in the ownership structure

We favor the face-to-face relationships fostered in local economies. We deliberately focus on transformative systems and the principles that guide them.

Sustainable Libraries Initiative

The Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) is an award-winning project to create leadership and provide tools to mobilize libraries to think and act sustainably.

We strive to do this work in a way that builds awareness and consensus while inspiring action by members of the library ecosystem to own their role as sustainability leaders in their communities.

Our ultimate goal? To ensure our communities thrive, can bounce back from disruption, and are infused with new and better life for everyone.


Transition is a movement that has been growing since 2005.  It is about communities stepping up to address the big challenges they face by starting local.  By coming together, they are able to crowd-source solutions. They seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, both as groups or as wider communities.

In practice, they are reclaiming the economysparking entrepreneurshipreimagining workreskilling themselves and weaving webs of connection and support.  It’s an approach that has spread now to over 50 countries, in thousands of groups: in towns, villages, cities, Universities, schools.  One of the key ways it spreads is through telling inspiring stories, and that’s what we aim to do on this website.  We really hope you feel inspired to take part, we’d be honoured if you did.