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Confronting a New Reality: Building Community Resilience in Guilford, Connecticut

Back in 2007 the Coastal Resilience program approached the Town of Guilford in hopes of establishing a model for municipal-driven community resilience. Fortunately, the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference embarked on developing a video case study that documents efforts by officials in Guilford, Connecticut, together with The Nature Conservancy, Yale University's Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory, and Milone and MacBroom, to develop a Community Coastal Resilience Plan. The video includes interviews with state officials who were part of the Connecticut Shoreline Preservation Task Force, which conducted hearings in communities across the state to assess their level of preparedness to deal with future extreme storms; local officials and homeowners in Guilford; and yours truly, the director of science at The Nature Conservancy.

Link to the Council of State Governments video entitled "Confronting a New Reality Guilford, Connecticut: A Case Study in Building Resilience".

You can access Guilford’s Community Coastal Resilience Plan on the Town website by clicking here.

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