Hillsborough, FL

Hillsborough, FL

The Hillsborough County Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan focuses on providing long-term sustainable development strategies for rebuilding communities following a natural disaster. The plan addresses the wide variety of issues affected by disasters, such as land use, housing, infrastructure, economic development and environmental restoration

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Glenwillow, OH

Glenwillow, OH

Located in southeast Cuyahoga County about thirty minutes from Cleveland or Akron, Ohio, the town of Glenwillow developed building and design guidelines based on existing historic structures. These guidelines inform strategies for new development, as well as for the renovation and retrofitting of existing structures, to grow a prosperous town center that complements the historic style.

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Western Kansas

Western Kansas

Rural communities in western Kansas have found that when they work together, they are stronger. By forming a regional economic development alliance, called the western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance (wKREDA), the member counties were able to accomplish many of their economic and political goals previously thought only possible through forming consolidated regional governments.

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Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH

In Cleveland, OH, the Cuyahoga Land Bank (CLB) encourages property owners and community groups to acquire vacant lots through its Side Lot Program, which transmits publicly owned vacant properties directly to residents of neighboring lots. The Side Lot Program empowers Clevelanders to beautify their communities while raising their property values.

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Durham, NC

Durham, NC

When American Tobacco discontinued operations at the historic location in 1987, downtown Durham saw a decline. The decline in downtown was successfully reversed by the rehabilitation of this campus made possible by its designation as a historic district in the National Historic Register.  As a historic district, the area became eligible for federal and state historic tax credits, thereby providing incentives for redevelopment.

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Leland, MI

Leland, MI

Residents and businesses in the Town of Leland, MI came together in 2007 to create the Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS), with the common goal of improving and enhancing the community through recommendations that were implemented into the town’s Master Plan. The main objective of FPS is to address the diminishing commercial fishing operations while retaining businesses that cater to seasonal visitors.

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Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania grapples with unplanned community growth, threatening its natural and historical assets. The county recognized that a coordinated master plan with a holistic approach is necessary to combat these issues, which span across municipalities, boroughs and townships.

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Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade County is especially susceptible to flooding from major rain events and storm surge because it lies close to sea level. This, coupled with a high water table, means water has nowhere to drain. In 2000, FEMA recognized a need to build a series of canals to protect Miami-Dade County from flood risks.

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King County, WA

King County, WA

Heavy rains and snow melts lead to frequent river flooding in the Seattle area. In 1990, King County officials recognized the value of the CRS Program in reducing risk to floodplain property owners. By 2007 King County had received a Class 2 rating under the CRS, making it the highest-rated county in the nation at the time.

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Tulsa, OK

Tulsa, OK

For the last three decades, Tulsa, OK has been utilizing a comprehensive floodplain management strategy, which allowed the city to shift from a reactive approach to flooding problems to a proactive one. The city has regularly reevaluated successes and failures of the program, incorporating lessons into subsequent policy cycles, within the framework of a supportive organizational and community environment.

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