Resilient Communities

Southface seeks to ensure that economic and environmental benefits are shared equitably and that all people have healthy, affordable and resilient communities in the face of our changing climate and increasing urbanization.

Green Infrastructure Advocacy

By partnering with nonprofits and governmental and academic institutions, Southface supports and informs initiatives on the benefits of green infrastructure and resiliency in Georgia. Through these collaborations, Southface pushes local, regional and state efforts towards improving our watersheds and creating resilient communities through green infrastructure.

Equity Evaluator

As a TransFormation Alliance member, Southface developed the Equity Evaluator Tool to appropriately contextualize and shape development proposals with a more focused lens on equity, community needs and affordability. The Tool is based on a robust analysis of indicators related to area, including median income, job access and walkability. The Tool can be customized to evaluate the specific needs of local communities and neighborhoods, as well as the physical form of development, and appropriate affordability across income levels. A web app version of the Tool will be available in 2020.

Resilience Hubs

Resilience hubs are community facilities that provide an additional layer of resilience for residents before, during and after natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. These facilities meet the resilience needs of the community and often incorporate technologies like solar-plus-storage and rainwater harvesting to ensure they can continue operating even when the power is out.

Resources

Report

Applying the PAYS® System to On-Site Solar to Expand Access for All

The purpose of this three-part paper is to determine whether and how the PAYS® system for tariffed on-bill investment could make on-site solar systems available to low- and moderate-income customers and renters.

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Guide

Fulton County Community Resilience Hub

In order to improve the climate resilience of local residents, Fulton County Government and Southface Institute are partnering to establish a community resilience hub at one of the County’s community-serving facilities.

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Report

LIFT Solar Customer Experience Benchmarking Analysis

The LIFT Solar Everywhere research project has developed a three-part research report to determine whether and how the PAYS® system for tariffed on-bill investment could make on-site solar systems available to low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers. The PAYS system is …

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