Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2018-2019 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with Ramsey County. In 2011, Ramsey County set goals to reduce energy use and incorporate renewable energy into its operations. In its most recent Strategic Energy Plan, Ramsey County formally established goals to reduce carbon emissions across county operations by 30 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. However, the County lacked a strategic approach to achieve these goals. Ramsey County project lead Mary T'Kach worked with a team of students in Fred Rose's PA 8081: Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Capstone Workshop to explore potential strategies and policies County departments could use to incorporate climate resilience and adaptation strategies into their programming, operations, and budgeting. The students' final report, presentation, and a handout and poster summarizing the project are available.
Report, presentation, handout, and poster completed by students enrolled in PA 8081: Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Capstone Workshop, taught by Fred Rose in spring 2019.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance community resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Dalton, Max; Guerrero-Combs, Maia; Peterson, Kai; Rank, Hannah.
Resilient Ramsey County: Building Internal Capacity for Climate Adaptation.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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