Sustainable Cities is a proposed technology-enabled partnership between cities and institutional investors to make participating cities financially qualified for sustainable investment, development, economic performance, quality of life and environmental health. The project will:
1) establish investment-supported performance trajectories that after finance costs generate positive returns for the city
2) provide sustainability assurance to support expanded city investment funding and an enlarged municipal finance market with reduced risk.
Here Geoff Beckwith of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, an early supporter of the Initiative, introduces Dr. David Peterson with a short demonstration of the framework addressing the situation faced by a major US city: