The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center is pleased to release the first in a series of new videos designed to help local governments design innovative solutions for a variety of environmental challenges related to stormwater management and water quality. The MOST Center was created by a partnership between the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center and the Low Impact Development Center, Inc. and funded through a five-year National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant. MOST Center materials are available to local government officials online at no charge.
From an email announcement (2018-01-16):
The MOST Center is pleased to announce the debut of our newest video series “Local Leaders: Innovative Approaches to Solve Environmental Challenges” which showcases examples of local governments forging creative solutions to complex environmental problems. Featuring experts within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, these perspectives highlight ways that municipal leaders can defy long-held assumptions, build relationships with nontraditional partners, and push the envelope to achieve better results for their communities.
The first video “Inclusive Planning: Sharing Power to Build Resilience in Baltimore” features Kristin Baja, sharing her perspective as the (former) Climate Resilience Planner at the Baltimore Office of Sustainability. This conversation explores the city’s pioneering equity-driven approach to proactively engage those most affected by public policies. Discussing the city’s vulnerability to climate impacts along with the importance of power sharing, public accountability, and continuous engagement, Baltimore’s climate action planning process is a model for other jurisdictions seeking to partner in a meaningful way with private citizens to advance shared priorities.
In addition to its new video series, the MOST Center released a prior series on public-private partnerships.
MOST Center Videos for Local Leaders (must setup a free login account)