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110 E State St.
31401 Savannah , GA
United States
32° 4' 40.656" N, 81° 5' 25.3824" W
Georgia US

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700 Town Center Drive
23606 Newport News , VA
United States
37° 6' 0.7236" N, 76° 28' 13.2132" W
Virginia US
Organization Overview: 

Newport News Waterworks is a regional water provider, owned and operated by the City of Newport News, that serves over 400,000 people in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County and part of James City County.

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2200 Prytania Street
70130 New Orleans , LA
United States
29° 55' 57.8064" N, 90° 4' 47.0712" W
Louisiana US
Organization Overview: 

Waggonner & Ball Architects is a broad based architectural and planning firm with over 30 years of experience on a wide range of architectural and planning projects. Located in the historic Garden District of New Orleans, the firm has created award winning educational, retail, office, religious, government, and residential architecture, as well as planning and urban design projects.

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700 W Liberty Street
40203 Louisville , KY
United States
38° 15' 11.8332" N, 85° 45' 46.5696" W
Kentucky US
Organization Overview: 

MSD protects our community’s overall health and safety by providing clean waterways and by managing flood and drainage issues—24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This is the job of about 600 MSD employees across the 376 square miles of the Louisville Metro* area. While we operate and maintain Louisville Metro’s sewer and floodwall systems, water quality treatment centers and flood pumping stations, MSD also invests in hundreds of infrastructure improvement projects each year and plants more than 1,000 trees and other plants to enhance water filtration and reduce runoff.

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400 Jones Ferry Road
27510 Carrboro , NC
United States
35° 54' 30.6612" N, 79° 4' 50.1708" W
North Carolina US
Organization Overview: 

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) is a public, non-profit agency that provides water, sewer (wastewater) and reclaimed water services to the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in southern Orange County, North Carolina.

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Staten Island 10306 Staten Island , NY
United States
40° 34' 22.5624" N, 74° 7' 47.5248" W
New York US
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Duke University

Project Summary

An increasingly common post-disaster mitigation approach, home buyout programs are generally intended to reduce vulnerability to future disasters. However, to date, there has been virtually no quantitative evaluation of whether or not coastal buyout programs are successful in reducing vulnerability. Through a change in vulnerability analysis, this study quantifies the success of the Staten Island buyout program in reducing the nationwide vulnerability of people and property to coastal flood hazards.

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Alameda County, California CA
United States
37° 45' 53.9892" N, 122° 13' 20.9532" W
California US
Organization: 
Four Twenty Seven
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Project Summary

Cities across the United States face the challenge of integrating climate change considerations into their planning. Climate data is complex and fragmented, and often presented in a format and scale that are not aligned with planners’ needs. To support the integration of climate change adaptation into relevant plans such as local hazard mitigation plans, Four Twenty Seven, a California-based climate risk consulting firm, worked with the Alameda County waste authority to develop:

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777 North Capitol Street, NE 777 North Capitol Street, NE
20002 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 59.4276" N, 77° 0' 30.51" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

STAR Communities is a nonprofit organization that works to evaluate, improve, and certify sustainable communities. We help cities and counties achieve a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well being for their residents.

Adaptation work: 

Sustainability means different things to different people, so STAR provides a clear, data-driven approach to assessing communities’ sustainability efforts. The STAR framework helps communities assess their efforts in seven key areas and define sustainability for themselves. This robust framework is necessary for communities to credibly track their progress toward overall sustainability objectives and to allow communities to compare progress with each other.

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The Earth’s climate is changing – wetter winters and drier summers will affect existing buildings and alter the requirements of new ones. Whatever the cause of climate change, we will need to adapt our buildings so that they can cope with higher temperatures, more extreme weather and changes in rainfall.

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