All of us have seen the news. Floods, fires, storm surge. Weather and climate patterns are changing, and those changes are putting communities and their infrastructure at risk. This group was formed to bring climate change efforts from Arizona State University together with ICMA’s CityLinks program to broaden the discussion and to share knowledge and good practice about how communities around the world are addressing the impact of climate change.
ASU was a part of team that was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) in collaboration with US National Academy of Engineering, Museum of Science-Boston, University of Virginia, Colorado School of Mines, and the Phoenix Union High School District. The award focused thematically on the impacts of climate change for engineered systems.
CityLinks (icma.org/citylinks), funded by the Urban Programs Team of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was awarded to ICMA in 2011. It is a 5-year program that enables municipal officials in developing and decentralizing countries to draw on the resources of their U.S. counterparts to find sustainable solutions to challenges of adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change; increase food security; and improve access to water and sanitation services.
ICMA’s partners on CityLinks include the Institute for Sustainable Communities and Land O’Lakes International Development and five resource organizations: ICLEI, the American Public Works Association, Shack/Slum Dwellers International, the Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food SecurityFoundation, and the Urban Management Center.
We hope that joining forces we can share ideas and collaborate on climate change issues. Thanks for joining! If you have questions, please contact Laura Hagg, firstname.lastname@example.org or Clark Miller, email@example.com.