The McHarg Center. Drawing from Ian McHarg’s seminal work in ecological design, the McHarg center provides research and projects in landscape architecture and design that focus on “innovate ways of improving the quality of life in the places most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.”
100 RESILIENT CITIES
Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities is a network of cities around the world dedicated to becoming more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges cities face, including those that stem from acute shocks as well as chronic stressors. They focus not only on individual city resilience but also building a global practice of resilience across governments, NGOs, private sector, and individuals.
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
The World Resources Institute supports protection of Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for future generations. It focuses on seven global challenges: climate, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. Their International Climate Action Initiative uses analysis, innovation and partnerships to develop effective and equitable climate action policy.
INSTITUTE FOR TRIBAL PROFESSIONALS
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University established a Climate Change Program in 2009 to provide support for tribes to plan and adapt to climate change in their communities. They provide trainings, webinars, and resources to consider the impacts of climate change on Native communities as well as strategies for adaptation.
REBUILD BY DESIGN
Rebuild by Design, a collaborative established after Hurricane Sandy, is a collaborative of government, business, non-profit, and community organizations that work together to understand cities and region’s vulnerabilities and risks. They use a collaborative design-driven approach to working with communities in building resilience.