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A Resilient Greater Philadelphia

Product No.: 19030
Date Published: 5/2020

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Geographic Area Covered: Nine-county DVRPC region

Abstract: Planning for climate change resiliency is an increasingly pressing requirement for communities throughout the world and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) region. In order to help local officials, non-profits, and communities with this process, numerous planning tools have been developed by a wide range of public and private agencies. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to explain, organize, and prioritize the tools that currently exist in order to select ones that are broadly accessible to a wide range of organizations, applicable across a range of sectors, and not overly redundant. During this selection process, a list of over 60 tools was winnowed down to a final toolkit of 18 that are particularly useful at any stage in the resiliency planning process and can be used for communities throughout the DVRPC region.

Key Words: Adaptation, Climate Change, Coastal Vulnerability, Flooding, Hazard Scenarios, Planning Tools, Preparedness, Resiliency, Sea Level Rise, Sustainability, Toolkit

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