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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Cities

This course provides instruction on assessing the impacts of climate change on local assets and populations.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (59 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    2.
    The Basic Science of Climate Impacts
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    3.
    Assessing the Local Effects of Climate Change
    Chapter Duration 11 mins
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    4.
    Identifying Vulnerable Community Assets
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Assessing the Capacity to Adapt
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Adapting to Sea Level Rise
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Adapting to Changes in Temperature and Precipitation
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Adapting to Public Health Impacts of Climate Change
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Conducting a Social Vulnerability Assessment
    Chapter Duration 4 mins

Course Description

Since the impacts of climate change are affecting cities and will continue do so for some time, conducting a vulnerability assessment is something all cities, regardless of size, should do. A vulnerability assessment establishes the nature and likelihood of the climate impact and the adaptive capacity of the community. This assessment becomes the basis for developing plans for a resilient city.

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Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • Land Use
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

AIA CES

This is 1 LU.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point. 

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Michael R. Boswell

Michael R. Boswell

Michael R. Boswell is a Professor of City & Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

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