We address our mission through five interrelated Program Areas, to ensure host community success in three Process Areas.

Program Areas form a whole-system approach to confronting the local impacts of nuclear power plant closure, by targeting individuals and organizations, from local to national levels, in mutually beneficial ways.

  • Education: Raising awareness of key issues for local, professional, and policy-making organizations.
  • Research: Rigorous and independent analysis of impacts, policy initiatives, and best practices.
  • Networks: Connecting the representatives of host communities with local, regional, and national allies.
  • Consulting: Tailoring research and planning work to the needs of individual host communities.
  • Public Policy: Developing policy on key issues, and lobbying policy-makers to secure its implementation.

Process Areas describe the arc of successful planning and development initiatives capable of improving outcomes for host communities, from problem identification to strategic implementation.

  • Building Knowledge of the regulatory landscape and the socioeconomic impacts of closure, so host communities can make a clear and compelling case for action.
  • Building Support for the notion of plant closure as a local socioeconomic concern, so host communities can create public and private buy-in.
  • Building Momentum behind initiatives to meet stated goals and objectives, so host communities can secure new partnerships and assistance.