Sustainability Design Assistance Team Program (SDAT)

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Our SDAT program helps communities develop a vision for a sustainable future and a realistic, attainable roadmap to get there.

We bring teams of experts including architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, economists and others to work with your community leaders, stakeholders and citizens.

The result is a broad assessment that helps you frame future policies and solutions and be proactive about sustainability.

Your community’s future

We help communicate to your community the meaning, long-term value and economic benefits of sustainability—and outline how to arrive at the solutions that work for you.

All strategies are developed in collaboration with your community. Our teams listen to diverse voices and respond to your specific strengths and challenges.

How it works

After our first conversations and preliminary visit, the SDAT team will hold an intensive three-day visit, getting to know your community and its sustainability needs.

Next, the team produces a report detailing the opportunities and challenges to a sustainable future.

Get started

We’re always looking for ways to make the SDAT process work for you—including help with community support and funding. Read our comprehensive SDAT guidebook to begin organizing your community to enter the R/UDAT process.

Previous SDAT projects

2016

Belchertown, MA DART

Providence, RI DART

2015

Dale City, Virginia

Louisville, Kentucky

Northampton, Massachusetts

Sacramento, Connecticut

Woodbury, Connecticut

2014

Provincetown, MA DART

Bath, ME DART

St. Helens, Oregon

2013

Coral Bay, St. John

Covington, Kentucky

Lee County, Florida

Livingston, California

San Diego, California

Sebastopol, California

Tremonton City, Utah

2012

Augusta, Georgia

Austin, Texas

Sipaulovi Village, Arizona

South Hadley, Massachusetts

Springfield, Illinois

Stanwood/Camano Region, Washington

Wenatchee, Washington

2011

Apple Valley, Minnesota

Bastrop, Texas

Branson, Missouri

DeKalb County, Georgia

Pikes Peak Region, Colorado

Santa Rosa, California

Shelburne, Vermont

2010

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Coos County, Oregon

Ithaca, New York

Oxford, Mississippi

Portland, Maine

2009

Beatrice, Nebraska

Eagle River Valley, Colorado

Hilo, Hawaii

Indianapolis, India

Los Angeles, California

Orange, Massachusetts

Port Angeles, Washington

SE TN Valley, Tennessee

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2008

Detroit, Michigan

Fellsmere, Florida

Fort Worth, Texas

Kauai, Hawaii

Leon Valley, Texas

Morristown, New Jersey

New Orleans, Louisiana

Parma, Ohio

Tampa, Florida

Windsor, California

2007

Albany, New York

Central, Louisiana

Culver City, California

Dubuque, Iowa

Englishtown, New Jersey

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tucson, Arizona

2006

Hagerstown, Maryland

Lawrence, Kansas

Northeast Michigan

Syracuse, New York

Guemes Island, Washington

Longview, Washington

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reno-Tahoe-Carson Region, Nevada

2005

Cache Valley, Utah

Forest City, North Carolina

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Northampton, Massachusetts

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Alexandria Township, New Jersey

Image credits

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Courtesy of Louisville, Kentucky SDAT