Tag Archives: Preparedness

New Report: Unlocking Private Capital to Finance Sustainable Infrastructure

​ When two large storms knocked out an estimated $200 billion in economic value within a week, critical gaps in our infrastructure preparedness were laid bare. Experts consulted for the series citing Houston’s unimpeded development as a principal factor contributing to the region’s high exposure to flood risks. Learn more... Read more

Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning

Delivering more equitable outcomes requires a different approach to planning. Many climate preparedness and adaptation guides exist and most acknowledge the importance of equity and public participation; however, few address equity issues by addressing specific adaptation solutions, tactics for inclusive community engagement, or the root causes of inequities in climate risk. This guide from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network addresses these gaps. The purpose of the Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning is to provide guidance to local governments... Read more

How Transit Agencies Are Prepping for the Next Big Storm

Of all the safety risks that could threaten public transportation, a recent survey of transit officials found that after collisions, extreme weather events were their second-highest concern. Conducted by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, the survey asked respondents about the most common types of extreme weather their agencies experience, their perception of future risk and how their organizations are preparing and responding to the threat. Read more... Read more

Webinar: What Do Local Decision-Makers Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate: 2016 Local Solutions Report Findings

In this webinar, Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience will release findings from the 2016 Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change. The report coalesces and analyzes data from a range of sources to inform priorities for public policies, budget setting, private sector funding, investments, and action. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the report findings and discussion of multiple approaches to overcoming barriers, based on insights... Read more

Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference, April 4-6

Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference, convened by Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is designed to build capacity for local decision makers from throughout the Eastern United States (EPA Regions 1-4). April 4-6, 2016, in Baltimore. Learn more and register... Read more

Webinar: Using “Living” Flood Maps to Prepare Coastal Communities, Nov. 9

This webinar will focus on how to effectively communicate coastal climate risks to homeowners, businesses and governments in order to make them better prepared and more resilient to floods. The panel will address tidal and storm flood issues, as well as sea-level rise and the use of innovative data tools to predict and prepare for extreme weather events in coastal communities. November 9 from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. EST.​​ Learn more and register... Read more

Enterprise and HUD Release National Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Multifamily Housing

​Enterprise Community Partners and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released the “Ready to Respond: Disaster Staffing Toolkit” to help affordable housing organizations build emergency plans that promote business continuity, resident engagement and building protection. Go to toolkit... Read more

NADO Research Foundation Webinar: The Regional Role in Disaster Preparedness, Aug. 13

​Neighboring cities, towns, and counties often face the same natural hazards and risks, and could benefit from coordinated mitigation and preparedness strategies. Moreover, local governments—especially in smaller communities and rural areas—often lack the staff capacity, resources, and technical expertise to plan for natural disasters and make policy, capital improvement, and economic development decisions that increase their resilience. For these reasons, regional development organizations (RDOs) are critical partners. This webinar will feature speakers from two RDOs that have been leaders in... Read more
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