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Fact Sheet, Tool/Model

Great Lakes cities face the simultaneous and intertwined challenges of climate change adaptation and racial inequality. Urban flooding, in particular, is a growing challenge, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities are often most affected. This short overview complements the full report, Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation, designed to help cities center racial justice in flood adaptation planning.

July 2021
Fact Sheet

This short document complements the full report, Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation. This document focuses on the report's fifth principle: facilitating cross-sector collaboration. It includes a checklist for putting the principle into action, as well as a case study from the Great Lakes.

July 2021
Fact Sheet

This short document complements the full report, Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation. This document focuses on the report's fourth principle: centering equity in data collection and analysis. It includes a checklist for putting the principle into action, as well as a case study from the Great Lakes.

July 2021
Fact Sheet

This short document complements the full report, Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation. This document focuses on the report's third principle: co-owning planning efforts with communities. It includes a checklist for putting the principle into action, as well as a case study from the Great Lakes.

July 2021
Fact Sheet

This short document complements the full report, Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation. This document focuses on the report's second principle: institutionalizing representation. It includes a checklist for putting the principle into action, as well as a case study from the Great Lakes.

July 2021
Fact Sheet

This short document complements the full report, Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation. This document focuses on the report's first principle: focusing on root causes. It includes a checklist for putting the principle into action, as well as a case study from the Great Lakes.

July 2021
Fact Sheet

This factsheet explains the importance of keeping renewable energy zoning ordinances up-to-date as technology quickly evolves.

July 2021
Fact Sheet

This factsheet explains the two options for wind energy developments at the end of their lifecycle: decommissioning and repowering.

July 2021
Great Lakes Water Indicators
Fact Sheet, Tool/Model

This one-page guide sheet is designed to help regional leaders and advocates develop and promote management policy decisions related to drinking water. It identifies a suite of seven indicators across four important aspects of drinking water: affordability, reliability, quality, and public perception. The research was funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.

June 2021
Paper/Project Report

Great Lakes cities face the simultaneous and intertwined challenges of climate change adaptation and racial inequality. Decision-makers, planners, advocates, and residents in the region increasingly recognize the need to respond to these challenges and are taking steps to do so. This report aims to serve as a guide and resource for local policies, programs, investments, and advocacy that can help prepare our region for climate change and strengthen our communities. The report provides a set of five principles for centering racial justice in adaptation planning and policy, focusing specifically on how these apply to efforts to adapt to increasing flood risk due to storms and heavy rain events.

June 2021

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