About the Report

Climate change is intensifying the negative impacts of standard development practices and putting people and communities at risk. We need a new paradigm for building and enhancing communities that works in tandem with natural systems and considers the needs of all.

To meet that goal, ASLA’s interdisciplinary Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience identified key planning and design strategies.

Explore 20 case studies that exemplify these strategies.


Natural Systems
Houston, Texas
Buffalo Bayou Promenade case study page
Natural Systems
Boston, Massachusetts
Climate Ready East Boston case study page
Natural Systems
Santa Barbara, California
Firescape Demonstration Garden case study page
Natural Systems
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Green City, Clean Waters case study page
Natural Systems
West Vail Pass, Colorado
‘Hypar-nature’ Wildlife Bridge case study page
Natural Systems
Portland, Oregon
SW 12th Avenue Green Street case study page
Natural Systems
Tucson, Arizona
Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory case study page
Community Development
Kansas City, Missouri
Downtown Marlborough Green Infrastructure Streetscape case study page
Community Development
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paseo Verde case study page
Community Development
Buffalo, New York
Solar Strand case study page
Community Development
Providence, Rhode Island
The Steel Yard case study page
Vulnerable Communities
Detroit, Michigan
Fitzgerald Revitalization Plan case study page
Vulnerable Communities
New Orleans, Louisiana
Gentilly Community Adaptation Program case study page
Vulnerable Communities
Shelby County, Tennessee
South Cypress Creek and West Junction Neighborhood Design Implementation case study page
Transportation
Edmonston, Maryland
Edmonston Green Street Project case study page
Transportation
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jackson Street Reconstruction Project case study page
Transportation
Studio City, California
Los Angeles Riverfront Greenway Phase II case study page
Transportation
St. Louis County, Missouri
West Florissant Avenue Great Streets Master Plan case study page
Agriculture
Chicago, Illinois
Gary Comer Youth Center Roof Garden case study page
Agriculture
Central Virginia
Oakencroft Farm case study page

About the Report

Climate change is intensifying the negative impacts of standard development practices and putting people and communities at risk. We need a new paradigm for building and enhancing communities that works in tandem with natural systems and considers the needs of all.

To meet that goal, ASLA’s interdisciplinary Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience identified key planning and design strategies.

Explore 20 case studies that exemplify these strategies.


Natural Systems
Houston, Texas
Buffalo Bayou Promenade case study page
Natural Systems
Boston, Massachusetts
Climate Ready East Boston case study page
Natural Systems
Santa Barbara, California
Firescape Demonstration Garden case study page
Natural Systems
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Green City, Clean Waters case study page
Natural Systems
West Vail Pass, Colorado
‘Hypar-nature’ Wildlife Bridge case study page
Natural Systems
Portland, Oregon
SW 12th Avenue Green Street case study page
Natural Systems
Tucson, Arizona
Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory case study page
Community Development
Kansas City, Missouri
Downtown Marlborough Green Infrastructure Streetscape case study page
Community Development
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paseo Verde case study page
Community Development
Buffalo, New York
Solar Strand case study page
Community Development
Providence, Rhode Island
The Steel Yard case study page
Vulnerable Communities
Detroit, Michigan
Fitzgerald Revitalization Plan case study page
Vulnerable Communities
New Orleans, Louisiana
Gentilly Community Adaptation Program case study page
Vulnerable Communities
Shelby County, Tennessee
South Cypress Creek and West Junction Neighborhood Design Implementation case study page
Transportation
Edmonston, Maryland
Edmonston Green Street Project case study page
Transportation
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jackson Street Reconstruction Project case study page
Transportation
Studio City, California
Los Angeles Riverfront Greenway Phase II case study page
Transportation
St. Louis County, Missouri
West Florissant Avenue Great Streets Master Plan case study page
Agriculture
Chicago, Illinois
Gary Comer Youth Center Roof Garden case study page
Agriculture
Central Virginia
Oakencroft Farm case study page

About the Report

Climate change is intensifying the negative impacts of standard development practices and putting people and communities at risk. We need a new paradigm for building and enhancing communities that works in tandem with natural systems and considers the needs of all.

To meet that goal, ASLA’s interdisciplinary Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience identified key planning and design strategies.

Explore 20 case studies that exemplify these strategies.