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