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Resilient Michigan Video Series

The eight-part Resilient Michigan video series features statewide experts and practitioners explaining how to build and support greater resilience in your community. (Note)

What is resiliency?

This video gives you an overview of what resiliency looks like in several Michigan communities.

Engaging the Public

This video highlights the way a master planning process can set the bar for public engagement in your community.

Using Data to Create a Resiliency Plan

Can any planner do this work? YES! This video gives you an overview of the data available to help plan for resiliency in your community, and shows you how this data helped two Upper Peninsula communities plan for climate change.

Implementing Resiliency Policies

I've made a plan...so now what? This video shows off a northern Michigan example of implementing a plan for greater resiliency. Come learn how the communities around Lake Charlevoix are using zoning to protect water quality.

Water Water, Everywhere: Stormwater Management

Climate change is causing more severe storms in Michigan communities. Hear from experts about how you can introduce better stormwater management into your community's planning documents.

Hot Hot Hot!

Climate change also means more extreme heat days, something many Michigan communities aren’t prepared for. Learn about simple vulnerability assessments you can conduct to better understand where the hot spots are in your community.

Resilient Coastal Communities

Michigan's identity is largely based around coastal areas. Learn how climate change is impacting our Great Lakes and what local communities can do to increase coastal resiliency.

Tough Stuff

Talking about climate change can be difficult, but it's worth it. Hear from experts and seasoned planners about ways you can talk about this subject with your community.

The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations in these videos are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.