Dudek worked with SANDAG to create a methodology that local jurisdiction planners and project managers can use to identify what climate adaptations and environmental justice strategies should be implemented and why. This methodology provides a deliberate process for understanding local vulnerabilities and values, as well as evaluating adaptation strategies based on equity, economic, environmental, and
Dudek performed coordination planning for the City of Pomona’s Pomona ACTS (Activated for Community Transformation and Sustainability) Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Planning Grant efforts. To position the City for a future TCC implementation grant application, Dudek investigated available leverage funding, identified and assessed potential projects, assisted with engagement, and advanced priority transportation projects.
The Bakersfield Transformative Climate Communities Plan identifies projects that support the development of housing, employment, and active transportation through Cap and Trade, as well as other state-level funding sources. Dudek led a qualitative and GIS-based review of City plans and policy to identify the most competitive projects for grant funding based on their defensible greenhouse
Climate change has already impacted communities across the US, however, even with sophisticated models, the where, when, and how severe future impacts will be is still uncertain. For this reason, some municipalities, especially those that lack staff or funds, may be hesitant to undertake highly specific climate resilient projects or implement climate change policies. “No
The Indio Transformative Climate Communities Plan is a roadmap to identify and prioritize projects and investments in the City of Indio’s Jewel Community to support neighborhood-level environmental, public health, workforce, and economic benefits. The plan explores community projects in four key themes: community, housing, transportation, and urban greening.
Through an as-needed contract with the City of San Diego, Dudek prepared a comprehensive update to the Mira Mesa Community Plan, updating all of the plan’s elements and providing urban design services for four focus areas within the community.
In a changing world subject to ever-increasing climate-related hazards, including increased air pollution, extreme heat, sea-level rise, and wildfires, planning and developing projects with a consideration of environmental justice is crucial. Per the EPA, environmental justice (EJ) is “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement” of all people regarding development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws,
When the City of San Marcos received environmental permits to move forward with its 214-acre downtown specific plan built around San Marcos Creek, it culminated 12 years of complex environmental planning and permitting to effectively integrate water quality and native habitat preservation with the development. Dudek served as the City’s lead environmental consultant. The San
The California Department of Fish & Game (CDFG) has certified the final EIS/EIR for the 14,000 acre Newhall Ranch and Santa Clara River and issued the Master Streambed Alteration Agreement and Incidental Take Permits for state-listed species. This means the environmental permits are in place for the Newhall Ranch Master planned community for the next