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Develop policies and capital plans related to climate-related vulnerable areas, including those designated as adaptation action areas (AAAs) to improve resilience to coastal flooding, sea level rise, and other climate-related vulnerabilities.

Identify locations within AAAs or similarly vulnerable areas where targeted infrastructure improvements, new infrastructure, modified land use, and/or development practices could reduce vulnerability and/or improve community resilience.

Coordinate regionally across municipalities and county planning authorities to develop projects and funding proposals seeking prioritized funding for identified infrastructure needs and specific adaptation improvements required in AAAs or other related adaptation planning areas.

Identify populations and communities that are most vulnerable or of special concern within AAAs and similarly vulnerable areas in order to ensure the proper consideration of individual needs and resources as part of local and regional planning activities.

Utilize technical workshops and collaborative design charrettes, such as the Compact’s Resilient Redesign, to help develop adaptation strategies, including those focused on living with the water. Include case studies of green (e.g., natural stormwater retention) and grey (e.g., road elevation) solutions that provide information on planning, design, construction, and communication experiences.

Case Studies

Adaptation Action Areas: Fort Lauderdale

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