In partnership with CMAP and several non-profit groups, the City of Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, and the State of Illinois are leading a coordinated effort to build resilience to flooding and climate impacts. This initiatve was catalyzed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), which was held for eligible communities that have experienced recent natural disasters. The competition aims to leave a legacy of resilience planning around the country by supporting innovative projects and institutional and policy changes to increase community resilience to the impacts of extreme weather and climate change. The investments resulting from this process will not only rebuild disaster-affected areas, but also better build the adaptive capacity of these regions in the long run. The NDRC awards are expected to be announced in December 2015.
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