FAU Partnership for Sustainable Communities

The FAU Partnership for Sustainable Communities (pilot program) is an initiative of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) within FAU’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. The partnership will address challenges and goals identified by Florida communities with university capacity in ways that benefit all parties, work within administrative structures, and at a scale that can have lasting and sustainable impacts for all involved.

Areas where a partnership may be beneficial include issues of sustainability, resiliency, affordable housing, access to social services, building supportive social networks, integrating historically disenfranchised voices into public decision making, sustaining a viable local economy, providing clean air and water, maintaining public safety, and pursuing a series of other livability goals.

The FAU Partnership for Sustainable Communities is based on the EPIC model explained in the 3-minute video below.

IF YOU’RE A CITY MANAGER OR PLANNER, WE HAVE RESOURCES FOR YOU

The complete EPIC-N City Manager Workshop video is about an hour long, but here are answers to FAQs:

Looking for a list of benefits? 12:00 min

Curious about sample projects? 15:53 min

Wondering about fees? 26:00 min

EPIC-N City Manager Workshop video

For more information on FAU Sustainable Community Partnerships, please contact program manager Serena Hoermann at shoermann@fau.edu or CUES Director Dr. John L. Renne at jrenne@fau.edu.

Learn more about the Epic model