Sustainability Design Assistance 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.
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
Belchertown, MA DART
Providence, RI DART
Dale City, Virginia
Provincetown, MA DART
Bath, ME DART
St. Helens, Oregon
Coral Bay, St. John
Lee County, Florida
San Diego, California
Tremonton City, Utah
Courtesy of Louisville, Kentucky SDAT