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DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PLAN 

This guidance document was developed for towns, cities, and county governments in Delaware as a framework in helping to craft their own sustainability plans.

Sustainability plans and resilience plans have many similarities and potential overlap. This document describes the expected impacts that Delaware towns will face from climate change, compares similarities and differences between sustainability and resiliency, and provides an overview of components that are often found within sustainability plans.

This document is not intended to be prescriptive. Rather, local government officials and their consultants are encouraged to consider how each section may apply to their own town or county and use it to guide planning for the future of their community.

 

 

The Resilient and Sustainable Communities League (RASCL) Community Planning Assistance (CPA) subcommittee developed this guidance document to provide Delaware towns and cities with more information on sustainability planning. Contributions were provided by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, Delaware Coastal Programs, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), and the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration.


The lead authors of this document are:
K. Clare Quinlan, DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy
Lee Aiken, DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy


Contributing authors are from:
DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
Delaware Coastal Programs
University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration
DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship
Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination

 

Questions? Email rasclinfo@gmail.com for more information

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