4. Infrastructure, Planning & Development

This category deals with climate-related threats to water resources and communities from increased temperatures, storm frequency and intensity, changes in precipitation, and increased flooding and erosion. Planners need to identify and assess vulnerabilities and develop adaptive responses to protect infrastructure and public health and safety, all while limiting environmental damage. Strategies within this category include improving existing or designing new infrastructure to withstand the effects of climate change, incorporating climate change into community and land use planning, creating or modifying development measures (e.g., removing shoreline hardening, encouraging low impact development), and developing disaster preparedness plans and policies.


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