Policy Partners


About the Policy Partners


The the engagement of policy partners in the RCN provides a unique opportunity for city sustainability research to have a significant impact on the policy-making process, and for policy-makers to better inform future research on city sustainability. The RCN is always seeking new opportunities to engage policy-makers and associated organizations. For additional information on existing partners, please see a complete list below.

US Policy Partners

  • Arup
    Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

    RCN Point of Contact: Stephanie Glazer, Senior Climate Change Specialist

  • ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA

    A leading global network devoted to local governments engaged in sustainability, climate protection, and clean energy initiatives.

    RCN ICLEI Point of Contact: Brian Holland, Climate Program Director

  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

    ICMA develops and advances professional local government management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide.

    RCN Point of Contact: Tad McGalliard, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities

  • The National League of Cities

    The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.

    RCN Point of Contact: Raksha Vasudevan, Associate, Center for Research and Innovation Sustainability