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The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) supports and connects professionals to better prepare for climate change. ASAP helps members strengthen their professional network, exchange best practices and practical advice, and accelerate innovation-all leading to a more equitable and effective climate adaptation practice.

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ASAP members are planners working to make communities safer, policy makers on both sides of the aisle, young professionals just starting out in a climate-related field, researchers testing and answering climate questions and many more!


Adaptation Innovations

Walnut Way Conservation Corp: Blue Skies Landscaping

In Lindsay Heights, an African American neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI. Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is building community resilience through their program, Blue Skies Landscaping. Specializing in green infrastructure projects, Blue Skies focuses on beautifying vacant lots, residential, and commercial properties while reducing storm water pollution. Walnut Way employs community members, leading to economic opportunity in…
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Resilient DC: A Strategy to Thrive in the Face of Change

DC is boldly moving their resilience strategy forward. After two years of iterative engagement with residents, the capital city’s unique approach includes one of our ...
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Fayette and Kanawha Counties Improve CRS Ratings

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) recently recognized the counties of Fayette and Kanawha in their efforts towards fostering more disaster-resistant ...
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Representing Climate Adaptation Professionals in Congress

By: Beth Gibbons, ASAP Executive Director On April 14 Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-12) invited me to testify before the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. Speaking alongside three other experts, my role was to share expert insights on the needs of climate adaptation professionals, recent advances in the adaptation field, and what our community of professionals needs from the federal government today. Preparing to deliver this testimony gave me a unique opportunity to reflect on where we are as a community of professionals and to appreciate how much work we have accomplished in the past several years, often with very few resources. More than anything I wanted to insist that Congress take to heart, mind, and budget the ...
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Mentorship Spotlight: Beginnings in Multidisciplinarity

Mentee JUANITA BALLESTEROS comes from a multidisciplinary background, having recently graduated with a Master of City Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, ...
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Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are writing this letter today to affirm life and the work that needs to happen to preserve it, especially in communities at the forefront ...
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