Climate change adaptation and GHG mitigation are slowly being integrated into long-term land-use planning and development, although the pace of this integration
varies dramatically. This edition of CCBJ is focused on the United States and Canada, and its is becoming clear that GHG mitigation figures into a great deal of planning activity in California, Ontario and a few other progressive states and provinces—as well as in many local government jurisdictions that mandate sustainable urban design and transit-oriented development. Yet as a feature article on California story reveals, moving the needle on transportation-related GHGs continues to be an immense challenge.
Adaptation is becoming a major driver in coastal communities threatened by sea level rise. Coverage in this edition of the Bay Area, South Florida and Hampton Roads show how communities in the eye of the SLR storm are using planning tools to begin the very long process of adaptation.
Table of Contents
Planners, Consultants Dig Into Low-Carbon Development Strategies:
1.An overview of how land use planning and zoning are critically important tools for both greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and climate change adaptation 1-6
2.California policies on adaptation and 40% GHG target for 2030 ramp up pressure on local governments, but King Car proves tough to depose 6-10
3.San Mateo County is ground zero on the West Coast for adaptation to sea level rise. Q&A with County Supervisor Dave Pine 11-15
4.Foster City gets serious about adapting levees after FEMA analysis threatens massive increase in flood insurance premiums 15
5.Perkins + Will seeks to lead on resilience in design and urban planning 16
6.Sustainable urban design veteran Peter Calthorpe charts favorable trends from Shanghai to Salt Lake City 17-20
7.Virginia Beach plans for 3 feet of sea level rise 20-23
8.Highly vulnerable Broward County prepares for 2 feet of SLR by 2060 with upgrades to flood defenses and new planning tools 23