Welcome to CivicGreen

CivicGreen is a collaborative project among scholars and practitioners to enrich our democratic imagination and to expand our policy options for sustainable, resilient, and just responses to climate crisis in the United States in the coming decades. Our perspective is to locate civic engagement at the heart of work that needs to occur in communities of all kinds, across cities and regions, and among professional and other institutional partners that are key to solving problems for the long run.

We explore how civic innovation can complement other forms of innovation — planning, market, regulatory, investment, insurance, ecosystem, technological, cultural, workplace — to get an optimal alignment of tools and to enhance democracy.

To explore, click on our section icons below. For more on our approach, see About Us.

Exploring CivicGreen

Recent books and enduring works on civic and green innovation

Profiles of sustainable, resilient, and just strategies in major cities over the past decades and today

Key terms and types of civic association and green innovation

Policy designs that enhance civic engagement and collaborative governance

People and projects, issues and debates

Conservation stewardship, school and university partnerships, national service

Experts collaborating with communities

Handbooks, guides, and toolkits for various areas of civic engagement