The Sustainable Shelby Implementation Plan was developed by 130 people participating in seven committees and a team of professional urban planners from the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development (DPD). The seven committees included: building codes; environment and natural resources; land use and development; neighborhood rebirth; public buildings and purchasing policy; public incentives; and transportation and traffic. For four months, committees sifted through hundreds of ideas from sustainability best practices research. The final implementation plan resulted in a total of 151 strategies and was intended to be used as a living document to guide the region’s sustainable practices.
Great Neighborhoods for a Great Community
Healthy, attractive, safe, diverse neighborhoods are the building blocks of a sustainable community.
Protecting and Improving our Environment
Today, green projects and programs are flourishing in all corners of Memphis and Shelby County.
Greening our Economy
When asked what cities have to do to keep highly coveted workers and attract others, these workers said the city has to be green, clean, and safe.
Learning Green Lessons
Broad community awareness is needed so that people can take advantage of the savings and the quality of life that result from sustainable behavior.
Leading by Example
It is not enough for government just to share a sustainable vision of our community, but must lead by example.
Full Plan - PDF (48MB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction PDF
Chapter 2 - Great Neighborhoods for a Great Community PDF
Chapter 3 - Protecting and Improving our Environment PDF
Chapter 4 - Greening our Economy PDF
Chapter 5 - Learning Green Lessons PDF
Chapter 6 - Leading by Example PDF
Chapter 7 - Call to Action PDF
All Appendices PDF