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UrbanFootprint aims to help cities take smarter climate action

The urban planning software company is partnering with Local Governments for Sustainability USA to help reduce emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change

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UrbanFootprint wants to help cities create smart climate adaptation plans
UrbanFootprint wants to help cities create smart climate adaptation plans

UrbanFootprint, a location intelligence and urban planning software company, has joined forces with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA to help local governments address the challenges of climate change.

 

As UrbanFootprint and ICLEI prepare for the future alignment of their two software platforms, the goal is to help cities break through departmental silos and bridge the gap between city sustainability and land use planning with the creation of smart climate adaptation plans.

 

Creating climate adaptation plans

 

UrbanFootprint software streamlines land use decision-making with actionable data for all US locations while Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

 

“We are ecstatic to team up with ICLEI to bring local governments the tools they need to reduce emissions, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and create smart climate adaptation plans,” said Joe DiStefano, co-founder, UrbanFootprint.

 

“UrbanFootprint customers will be able to quickly measure emissions impacts for current and future land use scenarios with assumptions that align with ICLEI’s ClearPath, the leader in civic emissions management and climate preparedness.”

 

As part of this partnership, new UrbanFootprint civic customers will receive a no-cost, one-year membership to ICLEI, and current ICLEI members will receive a discount to purchase UrbanFootprint’s planning and analysis software.

“UrbanFootprint customers will be able to quickly measure emissions impacts for current and future land use scenarios with assumptions that align with ICLEI’s ClearPath"

“Partnering with UrbanFootprint strengthens our shared mission of supporting sustainable, equitable communities,” added Angie Fyfe, executive director, ICLEI USA.

 

“As we look to integrate ClearPath’s emissions assumptions into UrbanFootprint’s suite of analytics modules, ICLEI members will not only be able to assess current emissions, but also understand how future land use changes may impact emissions in their community.”

 

ICLEI USA is the lead author, supported by groups of city and carbon accounting experts from various fields, in the development of industry standards for local government GHG emissions accounting.

 

It claims the ClearPath emissions management tool, development of the US Community Protocol, the Local Government Operations Protocol, and the Recycling and Composting Protocol positions ICLEI USA as the experts in local government carbon accounting.

 

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