Louisville

Louisville’s Resilience Journey

Set along the Ohio River, Louisville is a city rich in history and an exemplar of the values that define the American Midwest. However, economic growth has not benefited all residents equally, and inequality is increasing.
Louisville’s disadvantaged populations face difficult challenges, from pollution to inadequate infrastructure, leading to poor health outcomes and diminished economic opportunities. The city recognizes that thoughtful planning is needed to improve existing conditions and prevent future burdens from being placed unevenly on populations that are already suffering.

Louisville is at high risk for negative impacts from heatwaves due to significant urban heat island (UHI) effects, and has been identified as among the most rapidly warming cities in the country. A major heatwave could cause dozens of deaths, increase medical costs for vulnerable populations, and increase utility expenses for all citizens. To address this growing challenge, the city is developing a UHI mitigation plan in conjunction with Georgia Tech.

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Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

City will now develop resilience strategy to identify vulnerabilities and prepare to face challenges related to urbanization, drought and extreme heat August 31st, 2022- Monterrey, the second ...
IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities;  The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities; The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

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From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

City governments have multiple conflicting priorities related to shifting macro-economic trends and climate change while also creating safe and livable places for urban communities and ...

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