January 24, 2022

New Research Tool: U.S. Climate Resilience Map

From the Launch Announcement:

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) today launched theUS Climate Resilience Map: A Pathway for City Solutions. This new, publicly available online tool is the first-of-its-kind to map both climate risk and social vulnerability across the United States, arming city leaders and community members with census tract-level understanding and visualization of local climate risks and success stories of communities that built resilience to those risks.

Developed with support from JPMorgan Chase, this national map includes six indicators of temperature, land, and water climate risk and fifteen social indicators spanning socioeconomic, housing, disability, and minority status factors that exacerbate these risks. The US Climate Resilience Map also highlights successful, on-the-ground resilience interventions to address and reduce the impact of ever-increasing incidents of flood, wildfire, drought, extreme precipitation, and extreme heat in 10 cities across the continental United States – Norfolk, VA, Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, New York, NY, New Orleans, LA, Seattle, WA, San Antonio, TX, Tucson, AZ, Boulder, CO, and Louisville, KY – that can be replicated by similarly at-risk states and cities.

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The US Climate Resilience Map: Pathways for City Solutions employs existing, open-source data collected from a variety of public sources between January 2000 and January 2021, including the CDC Social Vulnerability Index, maintained by the Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program (GRASP), and the annual U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) – among others. Additionally, more than 300 interventions implemented across the United States in the same time period were examined to identify and highlight ten cities that have enacted the most successful, replicable resilience-building solutions.

Direct to US Climate Resilience Map: A Pathway for City Solutions

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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