Climate Change Reader
This reader pulls together articles from a number of APA publications and demonstrates how a focus on climate change dovetails with traditional planning topics.
Planning and Climate Change
Mitigating effects and adapting to new conditions brought by climate change will be enormously challenging. Planners need to act boldly and innovatively to help their communities prosper physically, socially, and economically while addressing these challenges.
The Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future project helps planners take these actions by providing tools they can use to integrate climate change mitigation, adaptation, and energy sustainability into their local planning strategies. As part of this effort, one goal is to increase understanding of planning issues related to clean energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
As part of the project, this reader provide members of APA with perspectives on how climate change dovetails with traditional planning topics such as transportation and land use. It also offers examples and tools planners can use to bring climate change and clean energy strategies to the forefront in their communities.