Sustainable Places

Helping your local area to be more sustainable

Sustainable Places (formerly Sustainable Cities) gives expert advice on planning, designing and managing a sustainable place. It includes clear priorities for action alongside expert advice on effective leadership for your neighbourhood, town or city.


  • Norfolk Park Green homes in Sheffield have impressive environmental credentials. Photo by Mikael SchillingPutting sustainability centre stage

    10 December 2010
    CABE's Sustainable Places programme has helped people take practical action to tackle climate change. We asked Andy Nolan from Sheffield City Council to explain how he has been involved in the programme, and what Sheffield is doing to become a more sustainable city.

  • Sowing the seeds of green infrastructure

    27 September 2010
    From protecting local green spaces and designing eco-friendly buildings, through to creating a green space network, there are lots of ways to put green infrastructure into the heart of the places where we live.

  • Chadworth House in Islington, London. Photo by Jane SebireNo trees, no future

    25 August 2010
    As towns and cities become wetter and warmer as a result of climate change, trees are increasingly important to the places where we live. With their numbers in decline, we need to act now to preserve adequate levels of tree coverage.

  • Green Day 2010 – learning how to save energy in the boiler room of Henry Moore Primary School, Essex.Inspiring schools

    28 July 2010
    Making a school sustainable is partly about the smart application of technology. But it’s also about the ethos and ambitions of a school.

  • Singapore. Photo by William Cho.Blue planet or green globe?

    13 July 2010
    Inspirational examples of how villages, towns and cities around the world are becoming greener and cleaner.

CABE and Urban Practitioners
with the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield