U.S. Cities Increasingly Focused on Resilience, but Funding Challenges Persist

Nancy Shaver, mayor of St. Augustine, Florida, said that one of the city’s resilience challenges is saltwater flowing into the city’s stormwater system. (Lance Asper / Unsplash)

​The increased emphasis being placed by cities on embedding resilience into their land use and development policies was the topic of the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit. The consensus of the participants is that the most effective plans going forward will emphasize public/private initiatives and encourage greater collaboration with the real estate industry. They also emphasized the need for more funding sources.

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