Oakland Park Mayor Tim Lonergan and Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick write about their common priorities and challenges related to climate change. In response, the two mayors are leading their jurisdictions on a collaborative journey to create a joint climate action plan with ready-to-implement changes to affect their community as a whole for years to […]
In mid-July, professionals working in emergency management, urban planning, sustainability, and resilience across Southeast Florida gathered at a Compact workshop to focus on how resilience efforts could be integrated into and inform emergency management efforts. Solar and battery installations carry a resilience benefit by providing access to electricity even during power outages, when traditional utility […]
In response to rising sea levels, increased pollution, and more frequent hazards to the natural environment, local governments in Florida’s west coast are developing a Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition. This coalition, inspired by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, will help local governments collaborate on solutions to make the region’s communities more resilient, […]
Pre-planning for disasters, such as hurricanes, is increasingly more important in Southeast Florida as rising seas worsen storm surge and flooding. In mid-July, Compact county leaders gathered in Fort Lauderdale to discuss how to best prepare for future disasters and improve resilience across the region. This event, RCAP Implementation Workshop: Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Workshop, continued […]
To succeed, efforts to combat sea level rise must become a broader effort shared by local academic institutions and local, state, and federal governments.
A road extension from Miami-Dade intends to provide traffic relief for some Miami-bound commuters, but opponents say extending the state road beyond the county’s urban development is an outdated solution a departure from the county’s commitment to the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact,
Miami-Dade County and Ford Motor Company launched the City of Tomorrow Challenge, a crowdsourcing platform for county residents, businesses, and community groups to propose and pilot transportation solutions to improve mobility.
Southest Florida counties must couple sound adaptation with local and regional investments while they work to slow sea level rise by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
To protect South Florida from sea level rise, CO2 levels must be drastically reduced. Transitioning to a low-carbon world may save a lot of money.
At the 2018 Mayor’s Climate Protection Award, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio was awarded a Large City Honorable Mention for the city’s holistic stormwater master plan.