Sustainability in public works means seeking a balanced approach for a vibrant community today and tomorrow, and it is accomplished by the efficient delivery of infrastructure in an environmentally and socially responsible way that ensures the best economic choice in the long term.

In order to drive transformation in the management of public works to support this balanced approach, the APWA Center for Sustainability was created in 2008 to help public works professionals confront the challenges facing their communities.

To read the 2008 APWA Sustainability Task Force Report recommending the creation of the APWA Center for Sustainability, click here.