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Urban Biofilter Project in West Oakland

The Urban Biofilter project designs, implements, and advocates for innovative, green infrastructure solutions within and for environmentally degraded urban communities. We bring a unique perspective to the non-profit sector. Founded and developed by ecological engineers, architects, and community organizers based in West Oakland, we design ecological solutions to the air, soil and water contamination issues which cause significantly disproportionate health issues for residents of West...

Upper Michigan Green Aviation Coalition
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The Upper Michigan Green Aviation Coalition is a group of private and public sector members and stakeholders who are participating in the creation of an industry cluster surrounding the concept of green aviation. The membership is comprised of companies and industry experts from around the world including Switzerland, France, Canada and the United States.

Update to the General Plan Guidelines: Complete Streets and the Circulation Elements
  • Guide

The Office of Planning and Research has published new guidelines for cities and counties to use in updating the circulation element of the general plan. The guidelines are intended to help local agencies create balanced transportation networks that serve the needs of all users, whether driving, walking, bicycling, or using transit.

Unlocking Rural Competitiveness: The Role of Regional Clusters (2007)
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  • Report

The basic purpose of this EDA-funded effort was to develop a database and methodology to help rural areas in the United States assess their regional economic competitiveness to support growth and development strategies. Principal partners were Purdue University, Indiana University, Indiana State Government, and Strategic Development Group, Inc.

University of California Monterey Bay Education, Science, and Technology (MBEST) Center
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  • Training

The UC MBEST Initiative is a regional economic development effort focused on developing collaborative research-business opportunities in the Monterey Bay Crescent region.

A key component of this initiative is the development of a new research and technology center on 1,100 acres of land acquired by the University of California at the former Fort Ord on the Central California Coast. Of the 1,100 acres, nearly 500 acres will be developed into a vibrant new research and industry center...

University of California Cooperative Extension/ Farm Program
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  • Training

The Farm Advisors office operates under a cooperative agreement with the University of California and the County of Mariposa to provide services to county residents. This arrangement assures programs are focused on local issues and at the same time utilizes the resources of the University of California, and through UC, the USDA. It provides teaching, research and public service activities for the community, extending the University's great resources of research an knowledge.

Unitrans Public Transit
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Unitrans was founded in 1968 as the University Transport System, and was opened to the general public in 1972. Now Unitrans provides public transportation service to the entire city with 49 buses on 14 routes, carrying over 3 million passengers/year (about 20,000 on a typical day) on natural gas-fueled buses.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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  • Training

The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The Convention enjoys near universal membership. Under the Convention, governments:
1. Gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and best...

United Nations Environment Programme
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  • Training

To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development
  • Finance
  • Guide
  • Tool

The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. The context for the Division's work is the implementation of Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of...

United Fresh Produce Association
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  • Training

United Fresh Produce Association is the industry's leading trade association committed to driving the growth and success of produce companies and their partners. United Fresh represents the interests of member companies throughout the global, fresh produce supply chain, including family-owned, private and publicly traded businesses as well as regional, national and international companies.

The association was founded in 1904 to represent the produce industry, and recently took the...

Union of Concerned Scientists
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The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.

Union City Redevelops Mobile-Home Park to Create New Affordable Housing
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Before the Mission Gateway project was conceived, the land included a used appliance store whose owner wheeled used washers, dryers and refrigerators onto the street that served as the gateway to the city. There was also a used car lot filled with junk, dilapidated apartments and a 50-year-old mobile home park filled with aging trailers. Some families lived in small camping trailers and some of the "better" homes were 30-year-old mobile homes that were falling apart. Redevelopment agency...

Union Bank Foundation
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The foundation supports museums and organizations involved with visual and performance arts, wildlife, and crime prevention. The Foundation focuses on affordable community economic development, education and environment. The Union Bank Foundation prefers program grants, but will consider requests for core operating support and/or capacity building grants to support exceptional work within its strategic funding categories. Program grants exceeding $10,000 may include an allowance to be used...

Understanding the Basics of Land Use & Planning: Glossary of Land Use and Planning Terms
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The Glossary of Land Use and Planning Terms helps local officials and the public understand the terms that are commonly used in the process of making local land use and planning decisions.

The glossary includes materials relating to emerging issues in land use planning, including climate change and the health implications of land use decisions.

As in other professional disciplines, many of the terms used in planning and land use are technical. It is our hope that the glossary...

Understanding the Basics of Land Use & Planning: A Guide to Planning Healthy Communities
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Understanding the Basics of Land Use and Planning: Guide to Planning Healthy Neighborhoods identifies the reasons to be concerned about the relationship between health and the built environment, offers options for transforming that concern into a vision for a healthier community, and provides strategies and examples of how to translate that vision into action. A separate two-page binder tab provides tips to help local officials consider which strategies and resources for planning healthy...

Understanding the Basics of Land Use & Planning: A Guide to Local Planning
  • Guide
  • Tool

Understanding the Basics of Land Use and Planning: Guide to Local Planning provides an overview of the planning framework, describes emerging issues in local planning, outlines some of the important legal issues that local officials should consider when they make land use and planning decisions, and includes references to a wide variety of resources that readers can access to learn more about particular topics. A separate four-page binder tab provides a checklist outlining the “nuts and...

ULTRANS
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ULTRANS aims to support the design and implementation of new land use and vehicle demand policies through research, education, and public outreach. The Center’s results-oriented research illuminates the relationship between land use, transportation, and the environment. Models, methods, and evidence developed at ULTRANS will support the development of policies that encourage sustainable cities and regions.

UC Small Farm Program
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  • Training

The University of California Small Farm Program focuses on the challenges and opportunities of California's small-scale farm operators.

We develop field and marketing research aimed at the needs of small- and moderate-scale farmers, and provide that information to farmers who are often not reached by traditional extension programs. Our clients include farmers of many different cultures who operate a wide variety of farming operations, often with limited resources.

We are a...

UC Berkeley Cleantech Exec
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The Cleantech Exec is a two-day executive education course designed to advance commercialization of clean technologies by converging a dialogue between the key triad: Economics, Innovation and Policy; facilitating knowledge building and action taking to make the system work better; and creating a network that continues "action learning". Participants will gain the networks and know-how necessary to catalyze the industry into achieving its potential.

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