Plan Integration: Linking Local Planning Efforts

Federal Emergency Management Agency

This document offers local community planners a step-by-step guide for integrating hazard mitigation plans into existing local planning mechanisms. FEMA's ...
FEMA Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards

Federal Emergency Management Agency

This document guides communities who wish to identify and evaluate a range of potential mitigation actions for reducing risk to ...
FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Handbook

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Local Mitigation Planning Handbook is a tool for local governments to use in developing or updating a Local Hazard ...
California Coastal Commission Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance

California Coastal Commission

The Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance document was crafted to provide local coastal planning entities with resources to adapt to ...
Executive Order B-30-15 Guidance: Planning and Investing for a Resilient California

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Executive Order B-30-15 directed OPR to provide guidance for state agencies to integrate current and future climate conditions into all ...
California Healthy Places Index (HPI)

Public Health Alliance of Southern California

The California Healthy Places Index (HPI) is an interactive online data and GIS mapping tool that allows users to easily ...
Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

This document provides guidance to local governments in designing and implementing a more inclusive, equitable planning process. It provides guidance ...
Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the uncharted waters of investing ...


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