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 work with communities in climate-resilient geographies to promote and implement climate-resilient urbanism.

The Climate Receiver Places Guide

The Receiver Places Guide consists of four resources. We’ve published a summary document, two in-depth documents, and an assessment tool. These are all available together or separately below, along with additional data.

  1. Project Summary Document – A brief introduction and overview of the Climate Receiver Places Project.
  2. 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.
  3. Community Principles Guide – A document to define equitable, climate-resilient community principles and how climate receiver places can use them to change mindsets, self-assess, plan, and implement.
  4. Community Assessment Guide – A checklist and rating system to qualitatively assess current conditions of a community, direct that community towards certain priorities, and conduct a postassessment.

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

You can learn more about the project by watching our On the Park Bench webinar hosted by the Congress for the New Urbanism below.