climate change

Building and Measuring Community Resilience

  • Principal Investigator Gyanendra Chaudhary
  • University of California, Davis
The objective of this project will be to analyze and explore the current literature available on resilient transportation, especially with regards to climate change and extreme weather events.
Project Status
In Progress

Career Pathways for Transportation Sector Climate Adaption Professionals

  • Principal Investigator Jonathan Dowds
  • University of Vermont
This project documents key skill profiles and competency sets needed for a career in transportation sector climate adaptation, as well as the educational and training opportunities available for developing these proficiencies.
Project Status
In Progress

Climate Action Plans Should Quantify Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs to Achieve Meaningful, Cost-Effective Emissions Reductions

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
Researchers at the University of California, Davis developed a decision support framework for local governments to assess life cycle greenhouse gas reductions and costs of Climate Action Plan strategies. The researchers demonstrated their approach by developing marginal abatement cost curves for two California counties, Yolo and Unincorporated Los Angeles, based on strategies from their respective Climate Action Plans. This policy brief summarizes findings from that research.

Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning: Agency Roles and Workforce Development

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from the Climate Adaptation Planning Survey, an online survey of planners conducted in June 2015, that assessed the adaptation planning capacity, the adequacy of technical tools, and current preparation levels of local and state agencies as they focus their work on adaptation to climate change.

Climate Adaption for State DOTS and Local Agencies

  • Principal Investigator Lisa Aultman-Hall, Ph.D.
  • University of Vermont
This white paper reviews the state of the practice and knowledge for climate adaptation processes at state departments of transportation and local transportation agencies. It also has interviews with stakeholders and reviews of recent literature.
Project Status
Complete