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Norfolk, Virginia Resilience Strategy

October 28, 2015

The City of Norfolk, Virginia released its Resilience Strategy in October 2015 to address the three major challenges facing the city today including sea level rise and recurrent flooding; a shifting economy; and a need to build strong, healthy neighborhoods. The report proposes high-level strategies and actions to address a wide range of challenges the city faces, focusing on sea level rise and broader risks such as an over-reliance on limited industrial or economic sectors and concentrated poverty.

Related Organizations: City of Norfolk, Virginia, 100 Resilient Cities

Resource Category: Planning

 

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American Planning Association (APA)

The American Planning Association (APA), with 38,000 members in more than 100 countries, is a professional association that represents urban planning professionals in the United States.  The APA serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas related to urban planning and its Web site provides access to numerous resources related to climate change and its impacts in urban environments.    Through its Hazard Planning Center, APA offers information on practices to promote resilience and reduce regional and local impacts of natural disasters.

 

 

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