NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has produced two volumes of a Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems. The first volume spends time describing the methodology and provides a fictitious example of the planning process while the second volume provides reference chapters to Volume 1.
Norfolk’s Resilience Strategy
The city of Norfolk, as a 100 Resilient Cities grantee, developed a Resilience Strategy that was published in October 2015. The stated goal of the plan is to reduce risks as well as embrace new ways of thinking and thriving in conditions that require continuous innovation. The full plan is available online.
Reflections on the First Resilient Virginia Conference, March 22-23, 2016
Jerry Walker, CEM, LEED AP, Resilient Virginia Board Chairman and Champion, provides his thoughts on the the first Resilient Virginia Conference, hailed as a great start in creating awareness and motivating communities to address resiliency.
2016 Resilient Virginia Conference
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McAuliffe Climate Change Commission Playing for Small Stakes
by James A. Bacon Complete article available at Bacon’s Rebellion In December 2008, Governor Tim Kaine’s climate change commission issued a detailed action plan. In
The Non Global-Warmist’s Case for Resilience Planning
by James A. Bacon Complete article available at Smart Growth for Conservatives The key to building a strong resiliency movement — making communities more adaptable in
Resilience and Competitive Economic Advantage
Do state and local governments have a plan to cope with recurrent flooding that will likely only get worse in time? How resilient is the region — not just one particular jurisdiction but, given the connectedness of transportation arteries and commuter flows — the entire region?
Understanding Virginia’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
This report from the Georgetown Climate Center and Old Dominion University’s Mitigation & Adaptation Research Institute touches on two threats to Virginia’s communities: rising seas, flooding, and extreme storms; and threats from extreme heat.
Georgetown Climate Center
The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.