Facing Climate Change, Cities Embrace Resilience

Solutions for State and Local Government – Government Technology, September 2, 2014

Lacking substantial State or Federal support, local governments are natural disasters as a way to get budgets, personnel and infrastructure better prepared. Four Counties in the Southeast Florida formed the Compact agreeing on sea level rise projections and created a 110 recommendations plan for mitigation.

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We Can’t Delay the Fight Against Sea Level Rise

Miami Herald Other Views. August 30, 2014 – Planning is necessary to support the region’s built environment, our future water supply, unique natural resources, agricultural soils and basic economy.  The overarching challenge is to secure a future by beginning to plan progress as soon as possible  other recommendations include utilizing Adaptation Action Areas as outlined in the Comprehensive Development Master Plan, establishing a more structured implementation of prior recommendations and proactive steps to assess insurance issues.

APA Recognizes Broward County’s Climate Change Element

The American Planning Association (APA) recently awarded Broward County’s Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department with the National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning for the production of Broward County’s Climate Change Element, a coordinated initiative of 82 environmental policies that focus on local actions to help the community adapt to economic, environmental and social effects of climate change.

Read the full press release here.