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Pasadena Honored by State Planning Association

Pasadena's Green City Indicators Report was lauded for its plans, innovation, General Plan compatibility and citizen participation

Published on Friday, October 22, 2010 | 9:59 am
 

The city of Pasadena has garnered statewide recognition for the first time by the California Chapter of the American Planning Association for their Green City Indicators Report.

APA will present the 2010 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Merit on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad .  The Green City Indicators Report was lauded for its plans, innovation, General Plan compatibility and citizen participation. 

Earlier this year, the report received the 2010 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award from the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Los Angeles County Green Leadership Award for Innovative Initiatives that Encourage Sustainability.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Ursula Schmidt, the city’s sustainability affairs manager.  “The Indicators Report is a comprehensive tool that measures our progress in achieving the goals of Pasadena ’s visionary 2006 Green City Action Plan.  It helps ensure that the plan remains a dynamic document.”

The report tracks how Pasadena is achieving its 21 environmental stewardship goals across seven urban themes: energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water.  The report also highlights more than 170 sustainability indicators and documents data trends and emerging issues.  It is prepared by the city’s Green Team and Planning Department with technical support from the Department of Information Technology.

Examples of indicators include per capita water consumption in gallons, citywide tree canopy coverage in acreage, and square footage of buildings that meet green building standards. 

To see the report or for more information, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/greencity or call (626) 744-6729.

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