This research brief summarizes the associated project, which developed a methodology that combines urban metabolism and life cycle assessment to examine the life cycle impacts of hardscapes at the urban scale rather than at the product or project scale.
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.
This white paper presents a five-step framework for adapting transportation systems to climate change scenarios: inventorying and monitoring transportation assets; assessing climate threats; evaluating the vulnerability of assets; prioritizing assets; and identifying and executing adaptation actions.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring how to facilitate cross jurisdictional collaboration on climate action planning and implementation is new territory that layers in all levels of government and raises big questions about who will use what resources to protect and preserve infrastructure.