Pittsburgh bridge
Pittsburgh bridge

Resilience

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  • Issue Briefing

Today, cities across the nation are grappling with significant water challenges from aging infrastructure and poor water quality, to water scarcity or flooding. Not only do these challenges impact public health and quality of life, but they also…

Water tap
Water tap
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of NLC’s Leadership in Community Resilience Program, the city of West Palm Beach, Florida, conducted a STAR Communities workshop aimed at identifying and prioritizing actions to promote a healthy environment, a…

photo - Beyond Buzzwords: How West Palm Beach Is Creating a Lasting Resiliency Strategy
photo - Beyond Buzzwords: How West Palm Beach Is Creating a Lasting Resiliency Strategy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – April 4, 2017 – The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of…

Downtown Anchorage
Downtown Anchorage
  • Research Report

To help local communities address the increased flooding expected from sea-level rise and more frequent extreme weather events, the Georgetown Climate Center designed a model sea-level rise ordinance to provide local governments with a template…

  • Research Report

Coastal communities are in need of practical tools to aid in adapting to sea-level rise. Inter-jurisdictional cooperation and legal maneuvering may be required to protect existing and planned development, infrastructure, and ecological resources…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Communities across the country are integrating smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive neighborhoods.  These diverse communities and many others are finding…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The city has set a goal to be the most resilient city for its residents and businesses. As part of this effort they have pursued STAR rating and will receive their certification in December, 2016. The STAR metrics will then be used as a benchmark…

  • Case Studies & Practices

To date, most of Tempe's sustainability and resilience initiatives have been housed within the Department of Public Works. To broaden the sustainability mission of the city government, Tempe created in October of 2015 a citizens' Sustainability…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The Leadership in Community Resilience project will help South Bend assess the extent to which urban forest and other green infrastructure can be developed to help manage stormwater, urban heat, and improve neighborhood quality. By first updating…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The City of San Antonio recently adopted SA Tomorrow, a three-in-one planning initiative consisting of a new Comprehensive Plan, Sustainability Plan, and Multimodal Transportation Plan. Through the Leadership in Community Resilience program, NLC…