Sustainable Design Assessment Team Program (SDAT)


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 SDAT process.

The SDAT process at a glance

Making Russell 'The Greatest' - The Louisville SDAT Process

Previous SDAT projects

St. Helens, Oregon (2014)

Coral Bay, St. John (2013)

Livingston, California (2013)

San Diego, California (2013)

Sebastopol, California (2013)

Tremonton City, Utah (2013)

Stanwood/Camano Region, Washington (2012)

Wenatchee, Washington (2012)

Pikes Peak Region, Colorado (2011)

Santa Rosa, California (2011)

Coos County, Oregon (2010)

Eagle River Valley, Colorado (2009)

Hilo, Hawaii (2009)

Los Angeles, California (2009)

Port Angeles, Washington (2009)

Kauai, Hawaii (2008)

Windsor, California (2008)

Culver City, California (2007)

Guemes Island, Washington (2006)

Longview, Washington (2006)

Reno-Tahoe-Carson Region, Nevada (2006)

Cache Valley, Utah (2005)

Image credits


Courtesy of Louisville, Kentucky SDAT