On Wednesday, November 3rd the Resilience iCAP Team had their third meeting of the semester. The team discussed updates on projects such as the Green Jobs Certification Inventory and Vision Zero. Meeting minutes are attached.
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Resilience iCAP Team (In Progress)
The Resilience Commitment is focused on climate adaptation and community capacity-building to deal with a changing climate and resulting extremes.
The Resilience Team, formed in 2019, was charged because of a joint climate resilience proclamation from the University of Illinois and the cities of Urbana and Champaign. Its charge is to liaise with SWATeams to develop recommendations that may be sent to the iCAP Working Group, the cities, or both.
This Resilience Team will carry on the work previously begun by the Champaign County Climate Resilience Task Force (see below), bringing campus and the greater community together to address what must be done to prepare for vulnerabilities to extreme weather and other results of climate change.
iCAP Teams report annually on progress made toward Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) objectives in their area of focus, and the Resilience Team is meeting monthly to advocate for meeting the iCAP 2020 objectives related to Resilience.
This team focuses on the objectives found in Chapter 8 of the iCAP 2020:
8.2 Coordinate rainwater management plans for the entire urbanized areas of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, and the university. Starting in FY21, share the total number of green infrastructure locations on the iCAP Portal on an annual basis.
8.4 Take leadership in addressing the most pressing sustainability challenges in our local communities through collaboration with local governments and related community groups, by forming an advisory panel for coordinating efforts across jurisdictional boundaries. By FY24, select at least three major local sustainability issues to address and identify lead agency and key stakeholders.
Primary Contact:Gina Fumagalli
Project Leader:Morgan White and Scott Tess
- Ximing Cai
- Sally McConkey
- Warren Lavey
- Stacy Gloss
- Lacey Rains Lowe
- Dennis Donaldson
- Lisa Merrifield
- Meredith Moore
- Joseph Park
- Asli Topuzlu
- Genevieve Zilmer
- Micah Kenfield
Proposed January 1, 2016Proposed by Ben McCallApproved March 2, 2016Approved by Interim Chancellor Barb Wilson