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Urban Land Institute’s report advises St. Pete how to tackle climate change

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A nonprofit research organization is working with St. Petersburg officials on ways for the city to prepare for the effects of climate change. Among the recommendations put forth in “Realizing Resiliency,” a new report published Monday by the Tampa Bay chapter of the Urban Land Institute: The city should create a cabinet-level Chief of Resilience Officer, implement a resiliency and sustainability action plan, and target vulnerable infrastructure and buildings that could benefit from emergency preparedness.

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St. Pete takes first steps to comprehensive plan to handle climate change, rising seas

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About a year ago, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman signed an executive order establishing an office of sustainability. Now, a group of experts from New Orleans, Miami, Boston and Tampa Bay have come together in partnership with St. Petersburg officials to set strategies that can be used in developing a comprehensive plan to answer the problems presented by climate change and rising seas. The two-day conference, spearheaded by the Urban Land Institute of Tampa Bay, did not limit itself to…

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St. Pete receives grant to help update climate action plan

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St. Petersburg has received a $20,000 grant from the Urban Land Institute to help refine the city’s climate action plan to help handle coastal vulnerabilities and the threat of sea level rise. The grant comes from the ULI’s Urban Resilience Program, which enhances the long-term sustainability and livability of communities by helping them better withstand the detrimental impacts of climate change, including the ability to quickly and safely recover from severe weather-related events. The Urban Resilience Program is part of ULI’s Center for Sustainability,…

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