Receiver Places


The goal of the Receiver Places is to create a guide of policy and practice for communities to follow, detailing strategies for equitable, climate-resilient urban growth in response to incoming climate change migration. We will use the Receiver Places Guide that we create to work with communities in climate-resilient geographies to promote and implement climate-resilient urbanism.

The Receiver Places Guide

The Receiver Places Guide consists of four documents and a database. We’ve published the first two, which are available together or separately below, along with additional data.

  1. Receiving Geography Guide – A document to define receiving geography, specific cities, towns, and regions around these municipalities, and the methodology that got us to these conclusions. We also provide supplementary maps and data.
  2. Community Principles Guide – A document to define equitable, climate-resilient community principles and how receiver places can use them to change mindsets, self-assess, plan, and implement.
  3. Implementation Guide – A practical guide to implementation of the Receiver Places Guide and how Place Initiative can fit into this process to make things happen.
  4. Community Metrics Guide & Community Assessment Guide – A set of tools to quantitatively and qualitatively assess current conditions of a community, direct that community towards certain priorities, and conduct a post-assessment.
  5. Receiver Places Toolkit – A database that attaches specific policy, case studies, relevant consultants, and other resources to the principles defined in the resilience overview.

What’s Next?

We are beginning to explore collaborating with climate receiver places to strengthen the resilient and welcoming communities of the future.

Are you a Receiver Place?

Do you want to implement this project in your community?

Learn More and Join

Check back for updates soon! We’re excited to share more of the Receiver Places Guide documents with you all. You can also learn more about the project by watching our On the Park Bench webinar hosted by the Congress for the New Urbanism below.