Kansas City's Next Steps towards Climate Resiliency

APA Kansas Chapter


Friday, March 29, 2019, 8 a.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. CDT

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In 2014, the Kansas City region was named a Climate Action Champion by the Federal Government and began developing the regions climate resiliency strategy.  Tom will discuss the Mid-America Regional Council's recently completed efforts to assess the region’s climate change trends and explore the next steps to catalyzing a climate resilient Kansas City.  These next steps include addressing heat island effects, the region’s green infrastructure, and regional water quality efforts.



Tom Jacobs

Invited Speaker

Tom Jacobs has led environmental policy and planning efforts for the Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City’s regional and metropolitan planning organization, since 2001. His primary interest revolves around the integration of green infrastructure with sustainable development efforts related to water resource management, transportation, land use, energy efficiency, air quality ... Read More

Contact Info

Bonnie Johnson, bojojohn@ku.edu