climate resiliency

How Does Sea Level Rise Affect Us? Learning from New Jersey

April 5, 2024 / Comments Off on How Does Sea Level Rise Affect Us? Learning from New Jersey

Over the last century, sea levels in New Jersey have risen about 1.4 feet, due to both natural forces and groundwater pumping. The global average has been almost 8 inches. What does this mean for New Jersey residents? The effects of sea level rise will be felt in their daily lives, making coastal flooding more […]

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Four Considerations When Building a Climate Resilient Economy

March 29, 2024 / Comments Off on Four Considerations When Building a Climate Resilient Economy

The notion of a climate resilient economy—an economy that can come back from shocks or stresses prompted by extreme weather events, sea level rise, and shifting ecosystems—is a central concern for this era of public policy analysts and planners. Building economic resilience in cities and municipalities in the face of climate change involves a multifaceted […]

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ESI’s Climate Resilience Index: Final Update and Future Implications

February 2, 2024 / Comments Off on ESI’s Climate Resilience Index: Final Update and Future Implications

Since our most recent update on the development of ESI’s climate resilience index, we want to provide a final update before its official release outlining critical changes made during development and discussion of the index’s potential for future use. In addition, recognizing the limitations of the index will be vital for interpreting results and discerning […]

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Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

As 2023 winds down, we’re looking back on some of our most popular Present Value posts. From local and national topics to past projects and thought leadership, these articles showcase the breadth and depth of what ESI has to offer. Scroll down to see if your favorites are here, and catch up on anything you […]

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Building Climate Resilience: An Update on our Methodology

August 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Building Climate Resilience: An Update on our Methodology

Continuing our research  in developing a climate resilience index, we have further refined our methodology to gauge nine cities on their sustainability and progress in adopting eco-friendly practices. This index is comprised of 30 metrics across four categories (Environment, Economy, Infrastructure, and Social) and pulls from a wide range of data to evaluate each city’s performance. […]

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Building Climate Resilience: Developing an Index for Nine U.S. Cities

July 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Building Climate Resilience: Developing an Index for Nine U.S. Cities

As part of our time serving as summer fellows for ESI Center for the Future of Cities, we have started developing a climate resilience index for nine cities across the United States. The research builds upon ESI’s existing database of indices and metrics designed to evaluate and address the ever-changing nature of climate risks and […]

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