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Community Ownership as a Pathway to “Build Back Better”

As the Biden-Harris administration implements more extensive COVID recovery measures, the importance of “building back better” has never been clearer. Instead of using recovery funds to return to what was, there is an opportunity to envision something better. This is particularly true in communities most adversely affected by the pandemic’s health and economic fallout; these same communities have been long subjected to intentional disinvestment by local, state, and national stakeholders. One pathway to a better future? Community ownership.

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4 Steps to a Climate Savvy Community

In 2018, SPARCC shared its Rapid Climate Vulnerability Assessment (RCVA): A New Way to Measure Vulnerability. In partnership with SPARCC and EcoAdapt, we are excited to share an updated RCVA guide, a simple, four-step process designed to evaluate community vulnerability to climate change while collaboratively finding solutions. >> Download RCVA: single page format and spread […]

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Four Ideas to SPARCC Resilient Community Recovery

By Laurie Schoeman Across the nation, floods, hurricanes, droughts, heatwaves, and fires have become more frequent and more severe, increasing risks to people, homes, and infrastructure. Recently, we’ve seen storms and fires ravage communities from Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida to California, killing Americans, upending millions of lives, and costing countless dollars in damage. In […]

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SPARCC Roundup: Heat is Hurting us

What we’re reading The health impacts of urban heat: The CityLab article We Can Feel the Warmth in the Walls follows one Los Angeles family and documents the health dangers of rising temperatures, particularly in urban communities of color. As heat events increase in length, frequency, and severity, elderly residents, children, and low-income communities are […]

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