Sustainable Communities

Through its Sustainable Communities work, the Transportation and Climate Initiative strives to develop state-level tools and policies that promote more sustainable communities throughout the region. 

Gina Campoli (center) with the Vermont Department of Transportation discusses metrics to measure the region's progress on sustainable communities.

These efforts seek to expand transportation options that minimize environmental impacts, enhance economic prosperity and natural resource protections, and advance healthy and livable communities.

Through research, collaboration with experts, and data analysis, participating states are developing metrics and indicators that will enable them to measure their progress and success.  States agreed to a set of sustainability principles through the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) in June 2011.

To learn more about TCI's efforts on measuring sustainability, please click here.

With questions or comments about the Sustainable Communities work, contact Kate Zyla of the Georgetown Climate Center at

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