Project Description


The City of Tempe is one of the leading cities in the Valley with regards to sustainability. In order to keep Tempe a livable city, they have created a Sustainability Commission, there is a sustainability manager and they have a climate action plan. For the city, sustainability is not a one issue topic—there is an urban forestry plan, increase in bike lanes, evaluation of energy use for city buildings and more. AZSA supports the work that the City of Tempe is doing and is working to get other cities in the Valley to follow their lead.

Cities Engaged
City Priorities

Current and Planned Projects

Tempe Sustainability Commission, Dec. 18, 2017

December 19th, 2017|

Tempe Sustainability Commission Meeting December 18, 2017   Open Positions!    The Tempe Sustainability Commission is seeking qualified individuals to fill the vacant Graduate or Doctoral Student from Arizona State University position, and the vacant Student who Lives or Attends School

Tempe/ASU Event

October 22nd, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby Sustainability Series: Saving our Cities in the Post-Trump Era William W. Goldsmith - Professor Emeritus, Cornell University William Goldsmith taught City and Regional Planning at Cornell and also at universities in Colombia, Brazil, Puerto

Tempe City Council Ballot Initiative

October 15th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby Dark Money groups, spurred on by the Citizens United decision, have begun to infiltrate even city elections and Tempe Councilmember, in conjunction with former Attorney General Terry Goddard, have proposed a reform measure

City of Phoenix Update – Sept 17, 2017

September 18th, 2017|

The brownfields to healthfields project is coming together to become a big, exciting project! Keep Phoenix Beautiful has agreed to partner with us. We have a professional grant writer on board who is very familiar with the topic of brownfields.

Tempe Event on Friday, September, 15

September 10th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: The German Experience Sustainability Series Ursel Luensmann-Pielke Klaus Hoppe Ursel Luensmann-Pielke Senior Consultant, Coordination Centre for Climate Issues, Hamburg Ministry of Environment and Energy Klaus Hoppe Consultant, City

Upcoming Tempe City Council Meeting

September 3rd, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby and Ashley Camhi This week, two important issues will be going to City Council on September 7th at 4pm. The first issue will be McClintock Street Configuration which will be a discussion

Live From The Field

August 19th, 2017|

by Ashley Camhi We are in the process of setting up meeting with Tempe City Council Members to discuss the Urban Forestry Master Plan. Once we have set dates we will create an event on

City of Tempe Update

August 13th, 2017|

by Ashley Camhi Several AZSA members attended the Tempe City Council meeting this past week. We were lucky to have Carl Parrish speak on our behalf. The end result is that a Renewable Energy Working

Tempe Urban Forestry Update

August 6th, 2017|

by Ashley Camhi Karen Contos, Reyna Olvey, and Ashley Camhi are working to set up meetings with members of the Tempe City Council over the next two weeks to discuss the Urban Forestry Master Plan.

Tempe Urban Forestry Meeting Notes 7/29/17

July 30th, 2017|

by Ashley Camhi Tempe Urban Forestry Meeting Notes 7/29/17 Attendees: Chris Ammon, Ashley Camhi, Reyna Olvey, Karen Contos, Clifton Smith, Penni Lawson, Danielle Woolen, Theresa Dorsey, James Brucker, Aubrey Urban, Anne Till, Michelle Lerman, Christy

City of Tempe Update, July 23, 2017

July 22nd, 2017|

by Ashley Camhi The main focus is supporting Tempe's Urban Forestry Master Plan. We will be meeting on Saturday to discuss the plan and engagement for working on urban forestry with the city. If you

Load More Posts


“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
– Margaret Mead