Completed: January 2017.

Funding: Kresge Foundation.

Partners: The Nature Conservancy, American Planning Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Association of Counties & Sasaki Associates.

Communities today are facing more challenges than ever before. From weather-related disasters and public health crises to needs for economic development, the demands on our communities’ limited resources are growing. This is where the work of the Naturally Resilient Communities partnership comes in.
The partnership developed a practical, science-based siting guide to help communities understand how and where nature-based solutions are most likely to help mitigate flood risks while providing an array of other benefits for people and nature. We have also worked to identify and promote community efforts already reaping the benefits of using nature-based solutions in this way.

Naturally Resilient Communities