On October 8th, 2014 EPA joined with federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and
private-sector entities to form the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, a network to help communities more easily implement green infrastructure.
The Collaborative released a Statement of Support (15 pp, 281K, About PDF) outlining commitments from members to advance coordination around green infrastructure initiatives.
For more information: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/gi_partners.cfm
“The Living Breakwaters project combines coastal resiliency infrastructure with habitat enhancement techniques and community engagement, deploying a layered strategy that links in-water protective forms to on-shore interventions. We aim to mitigate the risk to humans from periodic weather extremes, improve the quality of our everyday lives, and rebuild our ecosystem.” —Kate Orff, Project Director, Living Breakwaters
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THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS:
HAZARD, DISASTER, AND THE CHALLENGES AHEADEDITED BY JAMES KENDRA, SCOTT GABRIEL KNOWLES, AND TRICIA WACHTENDORFInterested authors: Using the form on the right side of this page,
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The U.S. government’s recent release of climate change measures designed to help governments, businesses and individuals make decisions around climate change marked a major milestone for University of Maryland scientist Melissa Kenney. Kenney was a leader in the four-year-long development of recommendations and prototype indicators that formed the basis of the 14 proof-of-concept climate change indicators selected and released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
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SAGE PARTICIPANT BILL SOLECKI FEATURED IN WEBINAR TO BE HELD MAY 21Webinar 2: Urban Resilience Case Studies – Social, Ecological, Technological System Pairs
Thursday, May 21
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm EDT
The Along the Urban Path series is a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resilience. Webinar 2 examines the interaction of pairs of systems to provide the audience with a way to consider the impacts and resulting trade offs of actions in one system on another. It will include
The third webinar in the series will be scheduled for June and cover the integration of social, ecological, and technological systems on the urban path to resilience.
The series is co hosted by Second Nature, the National Council on Science and the Environment and the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education.