Lina Velasco Director of Community Development Lina_Velasco@ci.richmond.ca.us (510) 620-6841
The City of Richmond developed the Richmond Resilience Roadmap in collaboration with a consultant team of The Trust for Public Land and PlaceWorks with input from diverse stakeholders such as residents and business owners within the Project Area. The roadmap connects and expands recent efforts, including the City’s Climate Action Plan, the Climate-Smart CitiesTM Initiative, and the Richmond Wellness Trail, with the goal of creating a roadmap of planned projects that support community resilience. The projects, which are intended to be built in the next five to ten years, require additional implementation funding support, from state grants, public-private partnerships, and other sources, to be built.
This Richmond Resilience Roadmap is a deliverable of the TCC Planning Grant, which was awarded to the City of Richmond (Lead Applicant), The Trust for Public Land (co-applicant), and the Richmond Community Foundation (co-applicant) in August 2018. The Roadmap, which is the result of a larger community outreach and engagement process, explores nine potential projects that can advance the Strategic Growth Council’s sustainable communities objectives, such as improving air quality, improving water quality, reducing GHG emissions, improving transportation, and strengthening community resiliency to the impacts of climate change. In addition to producing the Resilience Road Map, the TCC Planning Grant also funded the applicants to complete a portion of the existing conditions studies and schematic design for the Richmond Wellness Trail, which is one of the projects identified in the Road Map.