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Excellent information. This report is highly recommended for those of us who are working on the subject of resilience  in cities. Solutions revealed some simple but effective programs around the United States, for example:Excellent information. This report is highly recommended for those of us who are working on the subject of resilience  in cities. Solutions revealed some simple but effective programs around the United States, for example:

  • Little Rock, Arkansas, used an AmeriCorps team trained in weatherization techniques to assist residents. The team also found that 50 percent of homes surveyed had gas leaks as well.
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, uses several programs to advance energy efficiency. Through assistance from the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, the city created strategies to connect utility bill assistance with energy efficiency upgrades. The city also received $14 million from the Tennessee Valley Authority to retrofit homes to meet energy efficiency standards.
  • In Charlotte, North Carolina, several homeownership and weatherization programs are available for low- and moderate-income families. Opportunities for funding resources have improved as the city’s real estate market has become more active: a real estate transfer tax and a bond issue have made funds available. The city is now looking at loan guarantees and interest rate buydowns for home repairs.
  • Another recommended source is the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), a peer-to-peer network of local government professionals from cities across the United States and Canada that is dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social equity.

Greetings from the sustainability blog https://ovacen.com/ and thanks for the information. By Pau

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