FUSE is deeply committed to pioneering a sustainable future for our planet. Our projects emphasize building resilient infrastructures that stand strong against climate adversities while simultaneously focusing on integrating renewable energy sources. By fostering green economy jobs and devising robust plans to cut down emissions, we collaborate with local governments to usher in an era of ecological responsibility and innovation. Together, we are crafting a world that thrives on both economic growth and environmental harmony, ensuring a balanced and prosperous future for all.
Enhancing Park Services Through Grants
Availability and access to urban parks promotes the health and well-being of communities, while also supporting ecosystems, stormwater capture, and urban forestry. To expand park and recreational space in historically underserved neighborhoods, the Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District (RPOSD) wanted to create a Technical Assistance Program... Read more
Championing Sacramento as the “Farm to Fork” Capital of America
Sarah spent her fellowship year championing the Sacramento region as the "Farm to Fork Capital of America.” Mayor Kevin Johnson recognized that few places rival the region's resources - natural, economic, historical and political- and that their synergies give Sacramento an extraordinary comparative advantage in fulfilling this collective identity. In... Read more
Designing a Strategy to Modernize the City’s Fleet
More than 2,000 vehicles that support the delivery of a wide range of public services fall under the purview of the City of New Orleans’ Equipment Maintenance Division (EMD). To support the agency with the management of the fleet system, FUSE executive fellow Monica Soileau worked with the EMD to... Read more
Building a Resilient, Energy-Efficient, Self-Sufficient Utility Service
The pumping and drainage system of the city of New Orleans, which sits below sea level, is regularly tested by extreme weather events. FUSE Executive Fellow Priya Dey-Sarkar joined the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWB- NO) to help implement enhanced process safety controls, create an enterprise risk... Read more
Designing an Innovative Transportation System for Groundbreaking Projects
San Jose’s 1 million-plus population is expected to grow by nearly 50 percent over the next two decades. To prepare for this dramatic growth, the Civic Innovation team in the City Manager’s Office developed its first ever city-wide Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy to build a modern digital infrastructure that... Read more