Business Model Innovation: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

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Re:focus for launching The Atlas Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind online resource to help local governments find, compare and procure design and other services for resilient infrastructure. The Atlas (www.the-atlas.com) features a growing list of more than 220 infrastructure projects sorted by project type and impact addressed-coastal floods, drought, inland floods, etc. Almost 20 cities had created profiles by the end of the year, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, El Paso, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, New Orleans, Norfolk and San Francisco.

Atkins is the Atlas Marketplace's anchor vendor and helped Re:focus think through the structure of the site. While only one other vendor-Clear Cove Systems, a wastewater treatment technology firm that specializes in anaerobic digestion-had signed on by the end of the year, Re:focus reports that it is in negotiations with other firms to subscribe.