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Adaptation Through Local Comprehensive Planning: Guidance for Puget Sound Communities

This extensive guidance document was developed as a result of a vulnerability assessment and local comprehensive plan update process undertaken by the City of Bainbridge Island, which worked with the climate consulting firm EcoAdapt.  This document was then developed to guide all Puget Sound communities as they consider both climate change and revising local land use planning. This guide works on the premise that a community update of a local comprehensive plan is a very appropriate mechanism with which to dovetail climate adaptation planning. As individuals, as a community and as a society, we need to plan for climate change, just as we plan for future growth, social needs, and economic trends. Since planning for climate change – adaptation and mitigation – corresponds to the common steps in a typical planning process, communities can include future climate scenarios and expected impacts along with more traditional baseline data when carrying out comprehensive plan revisions.

Read the full report here.

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  • FY23 Areas of Persistent Poverty Program Discretionary Grant Webinar
    Date: February 7, 2023
    Location:

    FTA will competitively award grants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects eligible under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code that will assist “Areas of Persistent Poverty” or “Historically…

  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: February 8, 2023
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

  • FY23 Areas of Persistent Poverty Program Discretionary Grant Webinar
    Date: February 9, 2023
    Location:

    FTA will competitively award grants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects eligible under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code that will assist “Areas of Persistent Poverty” or “Historically…

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Creating Resilience Hubs for Community Safety

On December 15th, local and regional speakers will provide information about resilience hub initiatives and their benefit for community safety when disasters occur. This final Fall Resiliency Academy session is especially relevant for our communities as we deal with increased disruption from more frequent severe weather, flooding, and power outages.

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