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Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities

by Michael R. Boswell, Adrienne I. Greve and Tammy L. Seale Island Press
Pub Date:
09/2019
ISBN:
9781610919630
Format:
Pbk 380 pages
Price:
AU$64.99 NZ$69.56
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Climate change continues to impact our health and safety, the economy, and natural systems.  With climate-related protections and programs under attack at the federal level, it is critical for cities to address climate impacts locally. Every day there are new examples of cities approaching the challenge of climate change in creative and innovative ways—from rethinking transportation, to greening city buildings, to protecting against sea-level rise.   


  


Climate Action Planning is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community's greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change impacts. This fully revised and expanded edition goes well beyond climate action plans to examine the mix of policy and planning instruments available to every community. Boswell, Greve, and Seale also look at process and communication: How does a community bring diverse voices to the table? What do recent examples and research tell us about successful communication strategies?


 


Climate Action Planning brings in new examples of implemented projects to highlight what has worked and the challenges that remain. A completely new chapter on vulnerability assessment will help each community to identify their greatest risks and opportunities. Sections on land use and transportation have been expanded to reflect their growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. The guidance in the book is put in context of international, national, and state mandates and goals.


 


Climate Action Planning is the most comprehensive book on the state of the art, science, and practice of local climate action planning. It should be a first stop for any local government interested in addressing climate change.


 

Chapter 1: Climate Action Planning


Chapter 2: Creating a Framework for Community Action


Chapter 3: Community Engagement and Collaboration


Chapter 4: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting


Chapter 5: Strategies for Creating Low-Carbon Communities


Chapter 6: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment


Chapter 7: Strategies for Resilient Communities


Chapter 8: Pathways to Successful Implementation


Chapter 9: Communities Leading the Way


Chapter 10: Time to Take Action


 

Michael R. Boswell is Professor of City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of hazard mitigation, environmental policy, and climate action planning. He is also a former Planning Commissioner for the City of San Luis Obispo, California.


 


Adrienne I. Greve is Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She led studio courses that assisted California communities in preparing climate action plans and continues to develop curricula for integrating climate action planning throughout the planning program.


 


Tammy L. Seale is Sustainability and Climate Change Services Manager at PMC, a municipal services consulting firm based in California. She has provided planning services to public agencies in California and Florida for fifteen years and has led preparation of numerous climate action plans, greenhouse gas emissions inventories, and sustainability programs.