Thriving Cities Challenge

Advancing Climate Resilience and Racial Equity

Our cities are facing the effects of climate change and confronting policies that often leave communities of color more vulnerable to the heat, rising seas, and extreme weather climate change brings. But there is hope: nature-based solutions can not only make communities more resilient to these changes, they can offer myriad additional benefits and improve the collective health of our cities and their residents.

What is the Thriving Cities Challenge?

The Thriving Cities Challenge is an incentive competition led by the Salazar Center for North American Conservation. The competition focuses on finding innovative nature-based solutions that improve the equity, health, and resilience of urban communities in North America. 

With a focus on advancing and amplifying racial equity and BIPOC leadership in North American cities, the Thriving Cities Challenge will support projects that use nature-based solutions to achieve climate resilience and community health outcomes.