Providence Holds Workshop to Address Long-Term Climate Resiliency


PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza joined Curt Spaulding an administrator
from the Environmental Protection Agency and a team of experts to discuss the city’s
resiliency and preparedness for the long-term effects of the global climate crisis.

«A resilient city is one that’s prepared to adapt and continue to move forward no
matter what challenges we face,» said Mayor Elorza. «I want to thank Senator
Whitehouse, Administrator Spaulding, and everyone who participated in helping
Providence with a resiliency plan.»

«Rhode Island is an urban, coastal state and that means we’re particularly
susceptible to threats from changes taking place in our climate and oceans. I’m
glad Mayor Elorza and the City of Providence are taking action and thinking hard
about ways to prepare our Capital City for those threats,» said Senator Whitehouse.
«Thank you to everyone taking part in the Resilient PVD Lab.»

The three day workshop resulted from a grant awarded to the City sponsored by the
American Institute of Architects and the New England Municipal Sustainability
Network’s Design and Resilience Team.

The team’s recommendations include addressing social and racial equity in resilience
planning, enhancing community and physical connectivity, and creating policy and
governance structures to ensure Providence is prepared for the next hundred years
and beyond.