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These resources offer local case studies, example policy, data tools, and other guides to support changes in the built environment to adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

ST-01 Incorporate projections into plans

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Integrating the Unified Sea Level Rise Projection into Local Plans; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2016

Local Study: Unified Sea Level Rise Projections; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; ongoing

Local Study: Emerging Legal and Institutional Responses to Sea-Level Rise in Florida and Beyond; Florida DEP; 2016

Local Study: Legal Considerations Surrounding Adaptation to the Threat of Sea Level Rise - The City of Coral Gables; City of Coral Gables; 2016

Workshop: Essential Tools: Integrating the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections Into Community Planning; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2016

ST-02 Include projections in maps

Local Study: Unified Sea Level Rise Projections; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; ongoing

Workshop: Essential Tools: Integrating the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections Into Community Planning; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2016

Analytical Tool: Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; ongoing

ST-03 Identify investments through vulnerability analyses

Report: Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Framework; Federal Highway Administration; 2017

Local Study: Analysis of the Vulnerability of Southeast Florida to Sea Level Rise; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2012

ST-04 Designate adaptation action areas

Local Study: Emerging Legal and Institutional Responses to Sea-Level Rise in Florida and Beyond; Florida DEP; 2016

Local Study: Adaptation Action Areas: Policy Options for Adaptive Planning For Rising Sea Levels; South Florida Regional Planning Council; 2013

Local Study: Adaptation Action Areas: A Planning Guidebook for Florida's Local Governments; South Florida Regional Planning Council; 2015

Brief: Adaptation Action Areas White Paper; Florida Department of Community Affairs; 2011

Workshop: RCAP Implementation Workshop: AAA Legislation and Application; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2014

ST-05 Ensure equitable outcomes for policy

Report: Community Campaigns for Infrastructure Equity: A Review of Four Case Studies; PolicyLink; 2012

Local Study: An Equity Profile of the Southeast Florida Region; PolicyLink & the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California; 2014

Report: A Perfect Storm: Extreme Weather as an Affordable Housing Crisis Multiplier; Center for American Progress; 2019

Report: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas Building Resilience for Communities on the Front Lines of Climate Change; Union of Concerned Scientists; 2015

Brief: South Florida Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit; Catalyst Miami, Center for American Progress, & The CLEO Institute; 2017

Report: Mapping Our Future: A Work Plan for Public Engagement & Equity in Climate Adaptation Planning in the San Francisco Bay Area; BAY Localize; 2013

ST-06 Develop localized adaptation strategies

Workshop:

RCAP Implementation Workshop: AAA Legislation and Application; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2014

Local Resource Guide:

Adaptation Action Areas: A Planning Guidebook for Florida's Local Governments; South Florida Regional Planning Council; 2015

Workshop:

Adaptation Action Areas in Florida: The State of Play; University of Florida; 2019

Local Study:

Arch Creek Basin, Miami-Dade County: Addressing Climate Vulnerabilities and Social Equity with an Adaptation Action Area Framework; Urban Land Institute; 2016

Workshop:

Resilient Redesign III; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2016

ST-07 Incorporate risk-reduction strategies into planning

Workshop: RCAP Implementation Workshop: Building Codes for Climate Resilience; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2019

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Integrating the Unified Sea Level Rise Projection into Local Plans; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2016

National Resource Guide: Resilient Zoning; Wetlands Watch; ongoing

Local Study: Potential Implications of Sea-Level Rise and Changing Rainfall for Communities in Florida using Miami-Dade County as a Case Study; Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Florida Building Commission, and Sea Level Solutions Center, FIU; 2019

National Resource Guide: Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use; Georgetown Climate Institute; 2011

Workshop: Essential Tools: Integrating the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections Into Community Planning; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2016

ST-08 Adopt green building standards

Local Study: City Ordinances: Gainesville Green Building; My Florida Home Energy; ongoing

Local Resource Guide: Model Green Building Ordinance; Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida; 2008

Local Resource Guide: Policies that Address Sustainable Building Practices; Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS); 2006

ST-09 Preserve historic and archaeological resources

Local Program: Heritage Monitoring Scouts; Florida Public Archaeology Network; ongoing

ST-10 Shape development through transportation planning

Local Program: Transit Oriented Development; Miami-Dade County; ongoing

National Resource Guide: Equitable Transit-Oriented Development; Enterprise Community Partners; ongoing

Workshop: Florida TOD Guidebook; American Planning Association; 2011

National Resource Guide: TOD Training & Resources; Federal Transit Administration; ongoing

National Resource Guide: National Resources & Technical Assistance for TOD; Federal Transit Administration; ongoing

ST-11 Modify local land use plans

Law & Policy:

Fixed-Guideway Rapid Transit System Development Zone; Miami-Dade County; 2019

Local Resource Guide:

Florida TOD; FDOT; ongoing

Brief:

Zoning for equity: raising all boats; Smart Growth America; 2019

Analytical Tool:

Southeast Florida Inventory of TOD Related Plans and Online Map; Renaissance Planning; 2017

ST-12 Design sustainable and equitable transportation systems

Report: The Best Complete Streets Initiatives of 2017; Smart Growth America; 2017

Law & Policy: Complete Streets Policy; City of Ft. Lauderdale; 2019

Workshop: Transportation; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Local Program: Complete Streets Design Guidelines; Miami-Dade County; 2016

Local Resource Guide: Complete Streets Implementation; FDOT; ongoing

Local Program: Vision Zero Ft. Lauderdale; City of Ft. Lauderdale; ongoing

ST-13 Utilize unused or underutilized properties

Report: Greening Vacant Lots: Planning and Implementation Strategies; NRDC; 2012

National Resource Guide: Miami Housing Policy Toolkit: Use Publicly-Owned Land for Housing and Community Development; University of Miami; ongoing

Report: Resilience through Regeneration: The economics of repurposing vacant land with green infrastructure; US National Library of Medicine; 2019

ST-14 Adopt social equity policies

Local Study: The Dynamics of Housing Affordability in Miami-Dade County: Assessing the Implementation and Impacts of Inclusionary Zoning; The South Florida Housing Studies Consortium; 2017

Local Study Arch Creek Basin, Miami-Dade County: Addressing Climate Vulnerabilities and Social Equity with an Adaptation Action Area Framework; Urban Land Institute; 2016

National Resource Guide: Equitable Transit-Oriented Development; Enterprise Community Partners; ongoing

Brief: Zoning for equity: raising all boats; Smart Growth America; 2019

National Resource Guide: Inclusionary Housing; Grounded Solutions Network; ongoing

ST-15 Promote urban tree canopy

National Resource Guide: Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit; Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit; ongoing

National Resource Guide: Tree Canopy Cover; Sustainable Development Code; 2018

Report: Tree Credit Systems and Incentives at the Site Scale; Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Rec.; 2014

ST-16 Phase out septic systems

Local Study: Septic Systems Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise; Miami- Dade County; 2018

Webinar: Getting from Septic to Sewer: A Guidance Tool; Florida League of Cities; 2018

Local Program: Septic Upgrade Incentive Program; Florida DEP; ongoing

ST-17 Increase resilience through investments

Local Study: Assessment of Available Tools to Create a More Resilient Transportation System; Miami-Dade County; 2016

Analytical Tool: Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool; University of Florida GeoPlan Center; 2017

Analytical Tool: US DOT Vulnerability and Climate Tools; Federal Highway Administration; 2018

Report: Creating EV-Ready Towns and Cities: A Guide to Planning and Policy; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Transportation and Climate Initiative; 2012

ST-18 Increase the use of transit

Workshop: RCAP Implementation Workshop: Transportation; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Brief: First Last Mile Strategic Plan & Planning Guidelines; American Planning Association; 2014

Local Program: Freebee: Innovative and Proven; First and Last Mile Transportation; City:One Challenge; ongoing

Workshop: Electric Vehicles; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2019

Local Program: Better Bus Projet; Transit Alliance Miami; ongoing

Analytical Tool: Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool; Atlas Public Policy; ongoing

Grant Opportunity: DEMP - Volkswagen Settlement; Florida DEP; ongoing

ST-19 Promote bicycle and pedestrian facilities

Report: Walk. Bike. Thrive!: A regional vision for a more walkable, bikeable, and livable metropolitan Atlanta; Atlanta Regional Commission; 2016

Law & Policy: Complete Streets Policy; City of Ft. Lauderdale; 2019

Local Plan: Broward MPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Action Plan; Broward MPO; 2018

Local Plan:  Transit System Bicycle Master Plan for Miami-Dade County; Miami-Dade MPO; 2014

Local Program: Complete Streets Design Guidelines; Miami-Dade County; 2016

ST-20 Expand transportation demand management

Report: Arlington County Commuter Services Transportation Demand Management Plan; Arlington County; 2017

Report: Developing a Regional Approach to Transportation Demand Management and Non Motorized Transportation: Best Practices Case Studies; FHWA; 2013

National Resource Guide: Key Research-Based Insights for Mobility Management (TDM) Programs; Mobility Lab; ongoing

ST-21 Promote low-carbon transportation for freight

Report:

Freight Emissions Action Plan: Bay Area 2040 Final Supplemental Report; Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments; 2017

Brief:

intermodal for Shippers; U.S. EPA; 2019

National Resource Guide:

Ports Initiative; U.S. EPA; ongoing

Analytical Tool:

EcoLogistics: Low Carbon Freight for Sustainable Cities; ICLEI; ongoing

Local Study:

EPA and Port Everglades Partnership: Emission Inventories and Reduction Strategies; U.S. EPA; 2018

ST-22 Promote transportation-system management and operations

Brief: Active Transit Signal Priority; National Association of City Transportation Officials; ongoing

Report: Advanced Signal Control Technology; FDOT; 2016

National Resource Guide: Integrated Corridor Management; U.S. DOT; ongoing

ST-23 Use evidence-based planning

Local Study: Assessment of Available Tools to Create a More Resilient Transportation System; Miami-Dade County; 2016

Workshop: RCAP Implementation Workshop: Transportation; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Local Resource Guide: Forecasting & Trends Office; FDOT; ongoing