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Design decisions for buildings and communities are critical to efforts to increase local and regional resiliency. Building designers — of residential, institutional, and commercial structures — should strive to incorporate passive and active survivability concepts into new and renovated structures.

Community planners and developers need to incorporate concepts that increase the capacity to maintain transportation flow, strategies to handle water management, and infrastructure approaches that will withstand a variety of risks.

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Find out How Cities Drive Economics and Resilience Solutions

Cities around the world are hubs of economic activity and are attracting millions of global citizens each year.  Cities produce 70% of economic activity today and by 2050, we expect 70% of global residents to be urban dwellers.  Building resilience in these population centers across the globe will be critical to secure a prosperous future. 

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Resiliency Academy

Resiliency Academy webinars highlight some of the best resiliency planning, program, and funding tools available to help communities build capacity. In our Spring 2021 series, we’ll present several options for communities to explore to help finance these initiatives.

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Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • 8th Annual Four Generations of Leadership in Clean Energy & Sustainability Solutions Awards Celebration
    Date: December 3, 2021
    Location:

    “Weaving the Web of Sustainability and Restoration: A Call for Visionaries, Wayshowers and Doers”   
    Hosted by Leaders in Energy, they plan to recognize those illuminating the way toward “The Big Green…

  • Market Trends in Resilient and Sustainable Design
    Date: December 7, 2021
    Location:

    State-level changes to new rainfall design storms, new engineering standards that include climate change, and Executive Order 54 requirements for state buildings in Virginia will continue to influence client decisions and design endpoints. Join us…

  • 21st Century Schools: Cleaner and Greener
    Date: December 8, 2021
    Location:

    School districts staff, stakeholders, and design professionals will engage in a three-part educational series and hands-on virtual work session to lay the foundation to kickstart their own roadmaps to full decarbonization by mid-century. This…

  • EJSCREEN Office Hours
    Date: December 8, 2021
    Location:

    EPA is holding a set of ‘Office Hours’ for users of EJSCREEN, the Agency's environmental justice screening and mapping tool. These Office Hours will be a chance for the public to talk with EPA…

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Resilient Virginia News: October 2021

Resilient Virginia News – Oct. 2021: 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference Roundup; Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Is Now Virginia Department of Energy; Governor Northam Announces $7.8 million in Community Flood Preparedness Grants; Two Virginia Scientists Selected for Prestigious Federal Role; Hogan, Northam Meet in Virginia Beach to Announce Climate Change Directive; Albermarle County Supports Climate Risk Assessment for Resiliency Planning; Fairfax County Undertakes Long-Term Resiliency Process; more.

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