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Resilient Communities for America Agreement

June 2013

The Resilient Communities for America Agreement is a national campaign to mobilize hundreds of U. S. local elected officials - mayors, county executives, city council members, etc. - who pledge to create more resilient cities, towns, and counties, built to overcome the nation’s extreme weather, energy, and economic challenges. The campaign is designed to inspire greater local leadership on resilience, and to provide local governments that join the campaign with critical resources to help them achieve their goals.

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Coastal Climate Resilience: Designing for Flood Risk

June 2013

Designing for Flood Risk provides key design principles to guide flood resistant construction in urban areas. Recommendations are given for regulations and individual project design to incorporate the distinct needs of higher-density urban environments in the design of new buildings in flood zones. This report has also identified several key proposed changes to New York City’s zoning that will promote practical, flood-resistant buildings that may differ from earlier, less resilient construction, but are sensitive to the existing context and heritage of neighborhoods.

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Coastal Climate Resilience: Urban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies

June 2013

This guide was developed by New York City’s Department of City Planning to identify and evaluate potential strategies for increasing the resilience of waterfront communities to coastal flooding and sea level rise. This guide can be a useful tool for any coastal community facing these climate impacts and is not written for NYC specifically. Rather the report provides information applicable to many different types of projects that seek to enhance coastal climate resilience at various scales - from a site-specific development project to a neighborhood, city, or regional study - in any coastal location.

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Urban Climate Adaptation - From Risk Barriers to Results - Managing the Social, Political, Environmental and Financial Risks of Urban Infrastructure: A Resource Guide for Local Leaders

August 2013

The Urban Climate Adaptation Resource Guide represents a synthesis of information selected for the local leaders participating in the Institute for Sustainable Communities Climate Leadership Academy on Urban Climate Adaptation and Infrastructure, held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2013. The Resource Guide is designed to help practitioners in cities and metropolitan areas resolve local challenges related to climate adaptation and urban resilience, by showcasing promising practices and by providing efficient access to some of the very best information and resources available.

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NYC MTA Storm Surge Protection via Catastrophe Bond Market (New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

July 31, 2013

After Hurricane Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) sold a catastrophe bond in July 2013 to raise funds to manage flood risk to the system and offset any costs of future storm damage if the city is hit by another hurricane in the next three years. Sandy caused an estimated $4 to $5 billion in damages to MTA assets; as a result, insurance prices for MTA doubled. To finance protections from future storm surges, MTA issued $200 million in shares of catastrophe bonds to supplement traditional insurance, costing MTA $46 million a year.

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Atlanta, Georgia Transit Asset Management System Pilot Project

August 2013

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) participated in a pilot program (“pilot”) that looks at climate stressors in the Atlanta region, and explores ways that MARTA may modify their asset management system to monitor changes to the region’s assets caused by climate change and help identify response strategies. Under this pilot, MARTA inventoried system assets and used climate risk modeling projections to assess the vulnerability of assets to climate risk; identified strategies to manage risks; and incorporated risk management strategies into lifecycle management plans by monitoring and updating asset records following any change in condition.

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What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about the Insurance Industry and Climate Change

2014

This report from the Urban Land Institute analyzes the relationship of real estate, the insurance industry, and climate hazards, and explores how it might transform because of the effects of climate change.

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Navigating Litigation Floodwaters: Legal Considerations for Funding Municipal Stormwater Programs

2014

Published by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), Navigating Litigation Floodwaters provides an overview of legal issues associated with user-fee funded municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) stormwater programs, as well as a summary of selected legal decisions and pending cases. The report represents how different courts across the nation have addressed  the issue of stormwater management, the types of legal analyses that have been used when evaluating MS4 fee programs and the kinds of factors that have been relevant in the courts’ deliberations.

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Assessing the Health Impacts of Urban Heat Island Reduction Strategies in the Cities of Baltimore, Los Angeles, and New York

2014

The research summarized in this report quantifies the impact that typical urban heat island mitigation strategies - such as reflective roofs, cool pavements, and vegetation - have on ambient conditions and mortality during extreme heat events. The study estimated reductions in heat-related mortality in three cities: Baltimore, Maryland; Los Angeles, California; and New York, New York. The findings of this paper can help urban planners and city officials looking to further quantify the health and life-saving benefits of reducing summer urban heat islands (UHI) with cool surfaces and increased vegetation strategies.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Jennifer Vanos, Laurence Kalkstein, David Sailor, Kurt Shickman, Scott Sheridan

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Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector

July 2013

Small businesses can suffer lasting economic damage from a single extreme weather event. Unlike larger businesses, they lack access to capital, often operate from a single storefront, and are heavily dependent on the local community for business activity. Prepared by the Small Business Majority and the American Sustainable Business Council, this report includes case studies on how small businesses across a range of sectors have incorporated climate change resilience into their business planning and management.

Author or Affiliated User: Lea Reynolds

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