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Urban-Rural Interdependence

Resilient Virginia News: August 2019

The Virginia Clean Energy Summit: 9/17; Resilient Virginia Conference: Sessions Reflect Rural/Urban Theme; Land and Natural Resource Use Loom Large for Climate Impact; Local Education on Electric Vehicles; events; more.

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Rural Resiliency Forum

Rural Resiliency Forum 2018

Resilient Virginia’s Rural Resiliency Forum was held October 23, 2018 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Presentations from this event are now available.

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Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region

Costs of Doing NothingRecent studies have pointed out the economic costs of rising temperatures, increased sea levels, and extreme weather events — all factors associated with climate change impact in the Southeast United States. Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region narrows down the data to the Hampton Roads area. This report looks at several scenarios for sea level rise and the economic consequences.

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2017 Resilient Virginia Conference

Presentations from the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference are now available. Listen to the Plenary Sessions, or view presentations on Food Security, Community Resiliency Planning, Tools for Sea Level Rise, and much more.

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Norfolk’s Resilience Strategy

Norfolk's Resiliency StrategyThe 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.

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Resilient Arlington: Building Awareness for Local Resiliency Planning

Resilient ArlingtonResilient Arlington, a local project of Resilient Virginia, is working with area businesses and community representatives from Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Sierra Club, Arlington Green, as well as numerous community volunteers. We also have engaged the participation of Arlington County Office of Emergency Management.

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Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: August 11, 2021
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

  • Investing in Infrastructure: Rural Strategies for Building and Maintaining Healthy Local Economies
    Date: August 16, 2021
    Location:

    Join us on August 16 at 3:00 PM ET for the next Rural Opportunity and Development Session to explore why new federal funding presents a momentous opportunity to invest in rural physical infrastructure—and hear strategies…

  • Clean Energy Attracts Business
    Date: August 17, 2021
    Location:

    Learn How Clean Energy State Policy Attracts Businesses and Capital:

    Context: As the shift to renewable sources of power accelerates, supportive state policies that respond to stakeholder demands for clean energy solutions…

  • Taming residential food waste
    Date: August 18, 2021
    Location:

    Up to 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted and the majority of food waste occurs in our homes. This means that we can each really make a difference. Learn some easy…

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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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Help Us Spread the Word About Our Conference

Our 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference is shaping up to be a comprehensive event with a diverse set of speakers addressing a wide range of resiliency topics. Attending the conference could have an enormous impact of the resiliency planning of local communities as well as state efforts.

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