With our communities on the front lines of climate change risk – homes, businesses, schools and local economies – we are relieved that there are courageous, innovative leaders who are taking action and creating added value (with low budgets). They are using natural solutions and conservation methods that we can all learn.

Meet Katharine Burgess, Director of Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, as she shares her insights from working with communities on Green Connections Radio in this conversation with host Joan Michelson. You may want to forward this podcast to your mayor, Congressperson or City Manager – and take notes for your own community!

You’ll hear:

  • Strategies that communities are using today to increase their resilience and add value as well.
  • How rezoning can help increase the incentives for green infrastructure.
  • The importance of accurate data for community infrastructure programs to be resilient and where to find it.
  • Leveraging water infrastructure upgrades for more benefits, more greenspace and more savings.
  • 3 top steps you can take in your community today to increase its resilience to climate change – and add more benefits too, economically, socially and culturally.

A couple of notes: The sound quality on this one is a bit below our normal high standards. And, when she mentions “panels,” those are ULI’s advisory panels that advise the communities in the field.

To learn more about Katharine Burgess and ULI, please visit the ULI Americas website here: https://americas.uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/urban-resilience-program/meet-the-staff/

To learn more about Katharine Burgess and the Urban Land Institute, and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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