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The Value of Green Infrastructure for Urban Climate Adaptation

February 2011

In this paper the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) provides information on the costs and benefits of “green” infrastructure solutions for bolstering local adaptation to climate change. The report provides examples of a variety of approaches to incorporating green practices as well as the benefits to urban communities, such as improvements in land value, quality of life, public health, hazard mitigation, and regulatory compliance.   A selection of green infrastructure solutions are evaluated for their performance and benefits, discerning their value for climate adaptation.

Related Organizations: Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Josh Foster, Ashley Lowe, Steve Winkelman

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Lessons Learned on Local Climate Adaptation from the Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative

February 2011

This report summarizes the main findings of the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)'s Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative. In partnership with government leaders from ten large counties and cities, CCAP launched the Initiative to foster local climate adaptation efforts and to develop and implement climate resilient strategies. This report provides an assessment of general lessons learned over the course of the project and thoughts about future directions for local climate adaptation.

Related Organizations: City of Toronto; Ontario, Canada, King County, Washington, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Josh Foster, Steve Winkelman, Ashley Lowe

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California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of California's Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.

 

 

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NYC Parks - Community Parks Initiative

2014

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) Community Parks Initiative (CPI) is a program that directs investment in neighborhood parks that have the greatest needs, to create thriving public places for targeted communities. The CPI is part of a broader NYC Parks agenda – “Park Resiliency” – which ensures that parks and open spaces will withstand and recover from disruptive events such as coastal storms and catastrophic floods, and withstand more gradual threats such as sea-level-rise associated with global climate change.

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100 Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, was a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supported the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks - earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. - but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis - high unemployment, endemic violence, chronic food and water shortages, etc.

 

 

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