Achieving Hazard Resilient Coastal & Waterfront Smart Growth (NOAA/EPA, 2012)The report done by NOAA and the EPA is based off of a two-day roundtable held in August 2011, focusing on smart growth, hazard mitigation, climate change adaptation, and coastal management. Key areas discussed: opportunities and challenges; siting and design; plans and policies; engagement, communication and education; gaps and needs.
Adaptation Planning in Florida (Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)An overview of the current situation regarding adaptation planning in Florida that provides a summary of what adaptation planning is followed by impacts of sea level rise, adaptation planning strategies, before tying adaptation in with community resiliency and hazard mitigation. Official language from the adaptation action areas policies are provided as well.
After Sandy- Advancing Strategies for Long-term Resilience and Adaptability (Urban Land Institute, July 2013)The report was created by a panel of 25 professionals gathered by ULI to outline recommendations on a variety of tools to address long-term resilience and adaptability of the Mid-Atlantic Region (focusing on NY/NJ) following Hurricane Sandy. The report addresses topics such as land use and development; infrastructure, technology and capacity; finance, investment, and insurance; and leadership and governance.
Building Capacity for Economic Recovery and Preparedness in Polk County, Florida (International Economic Development Council)In 2004 Polk County was devastated by three hurricanes over the course of three months. The county received the second highest amount of disaster aid in the state from FEMA at slightly more than $71 million, while there were $1.2 billion in damages. The report discusses methods to facilitate economic recovery following events such as this through business recovery programs, communication, emergency financing, etc.
Economic Resilience to Disasters (Community & Regional Resilience Institute, November 2009)This report explains how economic resilience has evolved into an important concept by using literature on economic resilience and how it can be expanded in related fields. It also discusses the many dimensions of resilience.
Hazard Mitigation- Integrating Best Practices into Planning (American Planning Association, 2010)A report that uses 6 case studies from across the country to provide the framework for understanding the role of planning in hazard mitigation.
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy-Stronger Communities, A Resilient Region (Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, August 2013)Prepared by the task force appointed by President Obama, this report establishes guidelines for the investment of the Federal funds made available for recovery and sets the region on the path to being built back smarter and stronger with several outcomes in mind. The objectives and recommendations provide innovative strategies that can help the Sandy-affected region rebuild, as well as provide an example for other communities around the country and world that face similar risks from extreme weather.
Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning- Addressing Adaptation During Long-term Recovery Review of Florida Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plans (Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)This addendum focuses on Palm Beach County, FL as a pilot for the redevelopment planning process to showcase a range of adaptation strategies, which can be employed in the post-disaster environment to enhance community sustainability and resilience. Guidance is provided on how to assess existing plans, policies, and programs, before exploring a range of policy recommendations that can address sea level rise impacts within the post-disaster redevelopment planning process.
Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning (Nature Serve, March 2013)The guide is a compilation of tools that are integral for coastal and climate adaptation planning. Within the guide there are recommendations on tool selection and other steps in the process, and these are highlighted within case studies.
Weathering The Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, July 2013)This report provides an in-depth look at the ways multinational companies are beginning to assess and address the risks of extreme weather and other climate change impacts. The companies examined play strategic roles in the global economy in a wide range of sectors including banking and financial services, consumer goods, healthcare, information communications, manufacturing, and materials. The report is based on two complementary lines of research: (1) A comprehensive review of the perspectives and activities of companies listed in the Standard & Poors (S&P) Global 100 Index, based on their reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project and in their corporate sustainability reports and annual financial filings; and (2) In-depth case studies of the practices and experiences of six companies in diverse sectors; American Water, Bayer, The Hartford Group, National Grid, Rio Tinto and Weyerhaeuser.