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 City of Rosemount is in the early stages in becoming a state leader in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation. As the City proceeds through the planning and implementation stages of this process, public understanding of and engagement with issues surrounding climate change are critical to its success. The goal of this project was to design an education/outreach campaign as part of a multi-faceted strategy to reduce the community’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. In collaboration with city project lead Jason Lindahl, a planner for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in OLPD 5204: Designing the Adult Education Program surveyed residents to gauge baseline local knowledge and understanding of climate change and recommended future steps for designing a program to effectively educate and engage local citizens in climate change adaptation and mitigation. A final report and poster from the project are available.
Report and poster completed by students enrolled in OLPD 5204: Designing the Adult Education Program, taught by Catherine Twohig 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
Lonning, Sarah; Balke, Bobby; Tamang, Asha Lal.
Rosemount Climate Change Education.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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