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Adapting to Climate Change and Variability: Planning Tools for Michigan Communities

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Project Description

Members of MSU Extension collaborated with two Michigan communities to determine vulnerabilities, strengths, and knowledge related to climate change. The two communities, Marquette, Michigan and the Southwest Michigan Planning Commision (SWMPC) based in Benton Harbor, Michigan were selected through an application process for their interest in enhancing their communties' resilience to potential climate impacts. Marquette incorporated climate adaptation strategies into their master plan, which was in the process of being updated. The Twin Cities Area Transportation Study incorporated the findings of their collaboration with MSUE and GLISA into their transportation planning.

View the SWMPC TwinCATs project page»

View the Marquette Climate Adapation Planning project page»

In the video below, Claire Layman of Michigan State University Extension discussed this project during the 2013 GLISA Symposium.



Contact(s): Claire Layman, Michigan State University Extension