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PlaNYC 2030 - A Greener Greater New York

April 2011

First released in 2007, PlaNYC was an unprecedented effort undertaken by New York City Mayor Bloomberg to prepare the city for one million more residents, strengthen the economy, combat climate change, and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The Plan brought together over 25 City agencies to work toward the vision of a greener, greater New York.

Related Organizations: City of New York, New York

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Plan for the 21st Century - New Orleans 2030 (City of New Orleans, Louisiana Master Plan)

August 12, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana’s “Plan for the 21st Century,” also referred to as the Master Plan, is a City Charter-mandated planning framework for New Orleans’ physical, social, environmental, and economic future. Sponsored by the City Planning Commission, the Master Plan is New Orleans' primary policy and planning document, intended to guide the city’s growth for the next 20 years. The Master Plan has proposed climate adaptation related measures represented across many sectors, and contains a chapter dedicated to Green Infrastructure, and another to Resilience.

Related Organizations: New Orleans City Planning Commission, City of New Orleans, Louisiana

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Monroe County, Florida Climate Action Plan

November 2013

The Monroe County Climate Action Plan outlines goals and recommendations for a coordinated climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy for the County government and local communities within the Florida Keys. The Keys are a series of small islands off the southern tip of Florida that are highly vulnerable to sea level rise, storms and extreme rainfall, among other climate impacts. The plan integrates mitigation and adaptation into existing policies and programs, as well as introduces new ideas based on best practices from around the country.

Related Organizations: Monroe County, Florida

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Austin, Texas: Preparing for Water Scarcity and Drought

August 19, 2015

Developed by the Georgetown Climate Center, this case study discusses how the City of Austin, Texas agencies are preparing for climate change impacts to water supply and increasing drought. It examines how city agencies are developing a climate adaptation plan, assessing climate change risks across sectors, establishing of a Water Resource Planning Task Force, and developing recommendations to address long-term reductions in the city’s water supply in response to recent city council resolutions.

Related Organizations: Georgetown Climate Center

Author or Affiliated User: Aaron Ray

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Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

July 2014

In 2014, marking the centennial anniversary of its founding, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of a $100 million challenge to help one hundred cities build greater resilience. As of May 2016, the 100 Resilient Cities network has reached 100 members and is no longer accepting applications.

Related Organizations: The Rockefeller Foundation

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Miami Forever Bond

November 7, 2017

In 2017, Miami passed the $400 million “Miami Forever Bond” authorizing the city government to borrow money through a general obligation bond to address sea-level rise and the city’s affordable housing crisis, and a 3 percent property tax will be used to repay the debt. Miami, Florida is one of the cities that is most vulnerable to sea-level rise in the U. S. ; facing increasing threats from flooding, storm surge, and saltwater intrusion into the City’s drinking water. The City estimates that flooding has increased by 400% over the past five years.

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Maryland Climate Change and Coast Smart Construction Infrastructure Siting and Design Guidelines

January 31, 2014

In December 2012, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled “Climate Change and ‘Coast Smart’ Construction,” requiring state agencies to consider risks of coastal flooding and sea-level rise in state capital budget projects, and requiring the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to develop guidelines for the siting and design of infrastructure and other projects. Pursuant to the EO, in January 2014, the DNR-led Climate Change and Coast Smart Construction Working Group published “Coast Smart” Guidelines that provide recommendations to institutionalize consideration of coastal flooding and sea-level rise in planning and constructing all new or rehabilitated state structural and infrastructure projects, as well as state-funded private projects.

Related Organizations: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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Bridgeport, Connecticut Climate Preparedness Workshops - Summary of Findings

August 2012

In 2011 a partnership formed between the City of Bridgeport, Greater Bridgeport Regional Council, The Nature Conservancy, Clean Air Cool Planet, and the Regional Plan Association to address climate impacts in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The partnership's focus was on increasing awareness of risks associated with extreme weather and natural and climate-related hazards, and assessing the risks, strength and vulnerabilities within the City of Bridgeport. This focus was achieved through a series of Climate Preparedness Workshops in 2012.

Related Organizations: Clean Air Cool Planet (CA-CP), Regional Plan Association, Greater Bridgeport, Connecticut Regional Council, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

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Managing Risks to Conservation Investments Through Climate Adaptation

April 25, 2019

The Wildlife Conservation Society partnered with the Climate Resilience Fund to offer this guidance for investors funding conservation projects - such as private foundations, public agencies and local governments - on how to consider climate change risks inherent in their investments. Climate change is causing dramatic and unpredictable effects on ecosystems and natural resources - creating uncertainties for conservation funding decision making and the future outcome of investments. This guidance for conservation investors supports intentionality in anticipating and assessing climate change risks, which in turn safeguards these investments to advance conservation goals.

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Miami, Florida Resilient 305 Strategy

July 2019

This climate resilience plan was created collaboratively by Greater Miami and the Beaches (GM&B) - a unique partnership between Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, and the City of Miami Beach. The unified adaptation strategy integrates climate change planning and preparedness for the low-lying coastal communities in southeast Florida (which share area code 305). The Resilient305 Strategy offers 59 action items that will help municipalities to better prepare for and respond to increasing occurrences of hurricanes, sunny day flooding, and sea level rise, as well as social and economic inequities.

Related Organizations: City of Miami Beach, Florida, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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