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Rebuilding with Resilience: Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy

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This Georgetown Climate Center report aims to capture and share lessons learned from the innovative process for developing the Rebuild by Design (RBD) proposals and the novel projects that were generated through this competition. This report describes how the Hurricane Sandy Rebuild by Design Competition projects are demonstrating innovative approaches for rebuilding in ways that will make our communities more resilient to future climate impacts and other environmental changes, as well as to social and economic stressors. Read report... Read more

Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities

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Climate Adaption: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities, is the first study to examine in depth actions that multiple municipalities are taking to address climate-change fueled events like flooding, heat waves, wildfires and intense storms. It found that more municipalities are preparing for climate risks than is conventionally believed, that many of those actions support multiple community goals and values, and that despite the progress much more work is necessary to comprehensively address climate risks. Learn more... Read more

Drought Contingency Planning Grants

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing Drought Contingency Planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this FOA may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan (collectively, Drought Contingency Plans). Applications due Feburary 14, 2017. Learn more and... Read more

Drought Resiliency Projects

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supply; improve exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Projects can increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more resilient. This helps to prepare for... Read more

Density Is at the Center of San Diego Climate Fight

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San Diego environmentalists and urbanists are sounding the alarm. They say if the city doesn’t take steps to increase density in its inner-core neighborhoods it won’t be on track to accomplish its climate goals. The city says the advocates are too focused on land use and are ignoring the many other climate mitigation strategies it has in play. Read more... Read more

HUD Proposes “Resilience Standard” to Protect Communities and Taxpayer-Funded Investments from Flooding

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In the face of increased flooding risks and rising sea levels, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed elevation standards for all HUD-supported properties. For the first time in nearly 40 years, HUD is proposing properties seeking HUD assistance or FHA mortgage insurance would need to be elevated two feet over the site’s base flood elevation. “Critical” properties, such as hospitals, nursing homes and fire stations, would be even higher: three feet above base flood elevation. Read... Read more

Conference: Urban Resilience & Sustainability

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The Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will host its annual conference on Urban Resilience & Sustainability. The panels will examine challenges and opportunities for sustainability and resilience at the municipal level. The event is free, but registration is required. November 4 in New Haven, Connecticut. Learn more and register... Read more
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