Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). As more extreme weather incidents have ravaged the United States in recent years, many local governments are taking a closer look at just how resilient their communities are to the changing global climate. The goal of this project was to create a climate adaptation plan aimed at strengthening resilience to climatic impacts on built, natural, economic, and social systems. In collaboration with city project lead Jason Lindahl, a planner for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in LAW 7012: Environmental Sustainability: Land Use and Water Policy studied the experiences of geographically similar communities, analyzed climate models at the state and local levels, and created a climate action plan for the City of Rosemount focused on seven distinct categories of resiliency strategies, including transportation, infrastructure, natural systems, water quality, and agricultural and food systems. A final report and presentation from the project are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in LAW 7012: Environmental Sustainability: Land Use and Water Policy, taught by Jean Coleman in spring 2015.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Johnson, Brittany; Culver, Tim; Hauschild, Justin.
Rosemount Climate Action Plan.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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