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Sustainable Cities

is a Shorty Award winner!

We are a community of bloggers promoting civic sustainability and urban environmentalism. Join the conversation!

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Winner in Green
Finalist in Green chosen by the nominating board

1 nomination in Bicycle

1 nomination in Nonprofits

1 nomination in Green Living

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The Shorty Interview with Sustainable Cities

As a parent, coach, or role model tell us: How do you use social media to help others focus on all that is good in their lives? Don't forget to submit a nomination for the #KeepGoodGoing award!

By sharing positive things

How do you make your tweets unique?

they're my opinions

What was the funniest trend you've seen?


Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?

my mum

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Learn More about Sustainable Cities


Sustainable Cities Collective is the Web's foremost forum for urban leaders globally. It hosts exclusive content and aggregates blog posts by prominent thinkers and activists from across the world. It makes extensive use of social media. Given that over 50% of the world's population lives in urban environments, a figure expected to grow to 70% by 2050, then making the world's cities healthier, more sustainable & more enjoyable to live in is an urgent priority. This is the case now more than ever, since the global population's ecological footprint is currently much greater than Earth's resources can support. Prominent authorities represented include: Pooran Desai (inventor, One Planet Living), Kaid Benfield, Rob Hopkins (inventor, Transition Towns), Chuck Wolfe, Herbert Girardet, Jared Green, Jim Russell, Pedro Ortiz, Vanessa Watson, Pratik Dave, and many more who share their expertise for free with the world, democratically, for free. Anyone can partake in the conversations.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

As part of Social Media Today, which manages the largest forum on the web about social media for professionals, SCC runs a programme of regular webcasts and webinars, using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn groups, Pinterest and targeted email newsletters to foster smart conversations about current issues in sustainability and urban living. The valuable advice and insights of contributors aim to reach the attention of urban leaders everywhere and make life better for millions of people. For example we recently hosted a webinar about extreme weather preparedness - now a Storify link below & web archive - featuring experts from four countries, especially pertinent given the recent floods and droughts in different places. Solutions were shared and debated. The audience could ask questions. The answers were tweeted in real time. It was on Facebook & distributed by email. This service, sharing valuable experience is free to anyone. Anyone can sign up and join the conversation today.

Recent Nominations

August 26, 2014

What does @SustainCities have in common with Jerry Seinfeld and Ian McKellan? ow.ly/vyWmB @shortyawards #GreenLiving #SocialMedia

August 26, 2014

Congrats to @SustainCities! Changing the World by Being Themselves :) #shortyawards #nonprofits #climatechange

February 18, 2014

I nominate @sustaincities for a @shortyawards in #green b/c they provide planners & policymakers w/great best practices and lessons learned!

February 18, 2014

I nominate @sustaincities for a Shorty Award in #green because its timely, relevant content from good green thinkers

February 18, 2014

I nominate @sustaincities for a Shorty Award in #green because it provides info. on a crit. topic getting no press.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @sustaincities for a Shorty Award in #green because to be sustainable or not to be is the q for 21c cities

February 18, 2014

I nominate @sustaincities for a Shorty Award in #green because I rely on their work to do my work effectively!

February 16, 2014

I nominate @sustaincities for a Shorty Award in #green because it's a great 1-stop for insights & sprky conversation

February 16, 2014

.@SustainCities has been nominated for a Shorty Award for #green work in social media. Vote here: ow.ly/ttzhj

February 14, 2014

I nominate @sustaincities for a Shorty Award in #green because they make creative ideas happen!

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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