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Buildings in Harm’s Way May 19, 2014 Local Solutions Conference Manchester, NH. Climate Change?. Rawlings Miller ICF International Sarah Slaughter Built Environment Coalition Julia Knisel Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management John Bolduc City of Cambridge. Key Themes

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Buildings in Harm’s Way

May 19, 2014

Local Solutions Conference

Manchester, NH



Rawlings Miller

ICF International

Sarah Slaughter

Built Environment Coalition

Julia Knisel

Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management

John Bolduc

City of Cambridge


  • Key Themes

  • It is important to rigorously assess climate change vulnerabilities before jumping to action

  • The built environment faces new and more intense hazards and a new, shifting “normal” climate

  • Climate change risks are dynamic, many, and inter-connected; it’s important to be flexible

  • There is existing resilience in our communities and ways to increase resilience


Climate Preparedness in Cambridge

Priority-planning

areas

  • Step 1

  • Climate Projections

  • 2030 & 2070

  • Scenario Development

  • Technical analyses

  • Coastal storm surges

  • Inland flooding

  • Public health

    • heat & vectors

  • Social vulnerability

  • Economic

  • Urban forest

  • Step 2

  • Vulnerability & Risk Assessment

  • Physical infrastructure

  • Buildings

  • Energy

  • Transportation

  • Water

  • Wastewater

  • Telecommunications

  • Critical services

  • Community facilities

Step 3

Adaptation Planning

and Design


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