Resiliency Planning Success Stories


Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – getting adaptation and resilience projects to move forward

Guest & Organization:

Ellory Monks is co-founder of The Atlas Marketplace, a free online community for public officials upgrading their systems to be stronger, smarter and more sustainable. The Atlas is a hassle-free space where cities come to learn, share, and connect about what’s working in their communities. As co-founder, Ellory works with 70+ partner cities to help them scale and replicate proven urban innovations – and the benefits they generate – in their own communities. Prior to co-founding The Atlas, Ellory was Partner at re:focus partners, a firm dedicated to the design & financing of resilient infrastructure, and before that, held a fellowship in Washington D.C., where she acted as the executive secretary of the Obama Administration’s Climate Data and Tools Initiative, and more broadly, provided analytical and technical support to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She has a B.A. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Public Policy from Rice University.


Atlas Marketplace – access is free!

Miami-Dade $13B CIP plan that prioritizes resilience

Upcoming workshop at Kresge Foundation: “Procuring Resilience” Workshop

Retain Your Rain, Norfolk VA

Citizen Science for King Tide Flooding, Broward County

California Adaptation Forum – the 3rd California Adaptation Forum will be held in Sacramento, CA from August 27-29, 2018

Local Government Commission 

Infinite Earth Radio Episode 45: Radical Innovation and Resilient Infrastructure—Climate Adaptation

Infinite Earth Radio Episode 117: Coastal Adaptation in Louisiana