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Accelerating resiliency planning in communities across the Commonwealth

Buildings and Community Design

Buildings

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.

Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT)

The Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT) is a collaborative, community-driven process and full-service tool developed to help Virginia’s coastal localities improve resilience to flooding and other coastal storm hazards while remaining economically and socially viable.

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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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Resilient Virginia News: April 2021

Resilient Virginia News – Apr. 2021: Resilient Virginia in 2021: Moving from Recovery to Resilience; The 2021 General Assembly Roundup; Study on Resilient Infrastructure Recommendations; Richmond and Martinsville Resiliency Actions; Clean Energy Development; more.

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Resilient Virginia News: December 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Dec. 2020: Retrospective on 2020; Looking Ahead to 2021; Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan Announced; Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s Fall Webinar Series 2020; Virginia Clean Energy Summit and the Path to Decarbonization; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; National Economic Transition Platform Supports Exit From Coal-Driven Economies; more.

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Resilient Virginia News: September 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Sept. 2020: Resilient Academy Webinar Series; Annual Meeting Recap; Annette Osso Receives Award; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; New Congressional Climate Resilience Reports; Proposed Federal Legislation Supports Resiliency; more.

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Resilient Virginia News: June 2020

Resilient Virginia News – June 2020: COVID Brings Urgency to Climate Resiliency; Introducing Resilient Virginia’s New Website; Introductions and Thanks: 2020–2021 Board of Directors; Eat Local — COVID or Not; General Assembly Passes Landmark Bills; Report on Resiliency Proposals for the 2018 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code; Virginia’s Statewide Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resilience; more.

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Resilient Virginia News: January 2020

Resilient Virginia News – January 2020: 2010–2019: The Overheated Decade; Resilient Virginia’s 2020 Priorities; New Surveys Show Increased Understanding of Climate Crisis; Progress on Governor’s Executive Orders; State Legislature Takes on Clean Energy and Climate Resiliency; Food Production Challenges and Solutions; more.

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Calendar

  • White House Rural Stakeholder Call
    Date: February 2, 2023
    Location:

    Register here.

  • 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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