Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010
Climate Change Science with Policy & Planning
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
10:15 - 11:45 a.m., Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center, Ballroom H&I
Eileen Shea of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and Dr. Lynne Carter of the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program will discuss the latest climate change science, the projected impacts for U.S. communities, and provide an overview of information, tools and best practices available to help your community plan for a changing climate.
2010 American Planning Association Annual Conference
NOAA recognizes the vital importance of delta areas around the world-and the effect climate change is having on these vulnerable ecosystem, and was a proud sponsor of the first-ever Delta Urbanism Symposium at the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference 2010.
Linking Climate Change Science with Policy and Planning,
Experts discussed the latest climate-change science and identified how planners can integrate these findings into their policy-making and planning efforts. Bill Hooke, Senior Policy Fellow for the American Meteorological Society moderated the session. The Speakers' presentations are available below:
Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Eileen Shea, NOAA National Climatic Data Center
Planning to Protect: Thinking About Climate Change & Adaptation: Lynne, M. Carter, Ph.D., Southern Climate Impacts Program, Louisiana State University
Tools for Planners: An Introduction to NOAA's Resources for Planning: Nancy Beller-Simms, Ph.D., NOAA Climate Program Office
Climate Adaptation, Insurance & Public Finance: Sharlene Leurig, Ceres
Federal Partnerships and Sustainable Communities
Margaret Davidson, Director of NOAA's Coastal Services Center, and other federal representatives discussed NOAA's role in aligning smart growth and livability programs, funding and technical assistance.
Building the Digital Coast
A variety of organizations are joining forces to build the Digital Coast, a partnership to integrate geospatial information with coastal planning. The initiative provides the data, tools, information and training needed by coastal professionals. Session organizers discussed Digital Coast products and how to join the Digital Coast Partnership.
Resources for Planners
from NOAA and our Partners