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

Atlanta CREW One Sheet

In the City of Atlanta, one inch of rainfall can generate as much as 640 million gallons of stormwater runoff, water that damages homes, businesses and the environment.

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Guide

Water Audit Guidance for Commercial Buildings

This document is an initial attempt to develop water audit guidance based on a multi-year process drawing upon input from a working group of industry experts. Building water audits offer clear benefits to facility managers and owners, municipalities encouraging greater …

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Report

Resilient Southeast: Exploring Opportunities for Solar + Storage in Atlanta, GA

Resilient Southeast – Atlanta is one in a series of reports that explores the obstacles and opportunities for solar PV and battery storage (solar + storage) to strengthen the resilience of communities throughout the Southeast.

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