The California Adaptation Planning Guide (APG), a set of four complimentary documents, provides guidance to support communities in addressing the unavoidable consequences of climate change. The APG, developed by the California Emergency Management Agency and California Natural Resources Agency, introduces the basis for climate change adaptation planning and details a step-by-step process for local and regional climate vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy development.
Across the state, we are seeing and feeling impacts related to a changing climate. Wildfire and smoke are threatening the health and welfare of people throughout the state. Orca and salmon runs are in decline. Communities are confronting coastal flooding, water shortages, and drought. As these impacts mount, already highly impacted communities and vulnerable populations will face increasing risks.
The Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP) was established by Senate Bill 246. Through its activities, the Program aims to develop holistic strategies to coordinate climate activities at the state, regional, and local levels. One of the Program’s main components is the Technical Advisory Council (TAC), which brings together state and local government, non-profit and private sector practitioners, scientists, and community leaders to help coordinate activities that better prepare California for the impacts of a changing climate.
The term “resilience” has increasingly been heard in conferences, project proposals, design charrettes, or from emergency managers. This is an emerging hot topic for those who work within the built environment. But what does “resilience” really mean and how does it apply to you specifically?
The article defines and explains the concept of “resiliency” in campus facilities and focuses on its important components and processes, such as: