Indio Transformative Climate Communities Plan

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.

Project Facts
  • City of Indio
  • Indio, California
  • Explores community, housing, transportation, urban greening
  • Won APA Inland Empire Section award for Opportunity and Empowerment

The Challenge

The City of Indio sought to make the City’s disadvantaged communities healthier, safer, and more prepared for climate change. To secure adequate funding for the effort, the City  needed to identify community health projects that would be competitive for California Cap-and-Trade funding. Additionally, input from the community was needed to ensure projects were in line with community needs.

The Solution

The Dudek team created a project evaluation framework that allowed the project team to compare multiple projects for their grant readiness. This process helped identify priority projects and created a transparent process that outlined where otherwise popular projects were falling short and would not be competitive for funding. Once suitable projects were identified, Dudek authored a “future proofing” scheme to adjust the weights and re-rank projects if the grant or political landscape changes. The plan recently received the Opportunity and Empowerment Award from the APA Inland Empire Section.

What We Did

Our multidisciplinary specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.

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