In the United States, over 80% of the population lives in urban areas. More people are choosing an urban lifestyle—living close to jobs, biking to work, and walking to recreation and local businesses. The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) knows these communities must be resilient to climate change and grow economically, and that everyone can share in these benefits. Will you join this effort by making a gift to CNT today?
CNT is working to ensure CLIMATE RESILIENCE, illuminating the threat of increasing stormwater and the flooding it creates. CNT’s RainReadySM program works directly in communities, engaging residents to take local action that makes a difference. We promote solutions like rain gardens to catch increasingly severe rain where it falls—rather than overburdening combined sewer systems that then back up into homes and businesses, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. In an era where America faces a stunning infrastructure crises, the American Society of Civil Engineers named RainReady a “gamechanger” that demonstrates the vast potential that innovative flood planning can provide to the public safety of a community.