Community Solutions

The Climate Change Hub partners with community members, state agencies, elected leaders, businesses, and a wide range of additional stakeholders to identify community-based challenges and opportunities. We are a resource for communities to work collaboratively and co-design solutions by bringing together experts from many fields to share academic knowledge, resources, and best practices.


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The Climate Change Hub community includes faculty, students, university and statewide programs working to address climate change challenges including:

Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN)

Delaware Sea Grant

Disaster Research Center

UD Cooperative Extension

Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities League (RASCL)

UD Island Policy Lab

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Ithaca Initiative​

Sustainable Communities Initiative


Featured Engagement Partner

Text reading "CRDS Coastal Resilence Design Studio" with logo to the right showing waves in a circle

The mission of the Coastal Resilience Design Studio (CRDS) is to study and design solutions for issues affecting Delaware’s coastlines and coastal communities while developing the capacity of students to become confident and capable professionals.

The CRDS aims to equip communities with tools, designs, and adaptation strategies aimed at mitigating disruptions from short-term hazardous events and long-term environmental changes.

CRDS employs undergraduate and graduate students to work on behalf of select communities and calls on interdisciplinary experts to evaluate student work. Students develop environmental, social, and economic resilience strategies and present solutions to community and agency members.

Ultimately, the studio hopes to challenge and drive policy to benefit coastal communities through more sustainable land use, planning, and education.