Receiver Cities – Adapting for Climate Migration

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As climate change creates a less predictable future with extensive catastrophic flooding from heavy rains, increasing fire frequency, longer periods of drought, unseasonal blizzards, longer-lasting heat waves, and rising sea levels, where is considered “a nice place to live” is shifting. Traditionally, focus has been placed on helping impacted communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. This session will instead focus on identifying and preparing Receiver Cities to accommodate population migration as it continues to increase . Presenters will recap the work that has been happening over the past 3 years, as well as provide a forum to engage new contributors in the implementation phase. Presenters will share how their work is contributing to the Receiver City model that will be used to support target cities in 2020-2021 to be better equipped to receive people looking for a safer, more resilient, "climate ready" city in which to live.
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
Learning Objective 1:
Attendees will learn the scale at which climate migration is already occurring.

Learning Objective 2:
Attendees will learn how the criteria for the Receiver Cities was developed.

Learning Objective 3:
Attendees will learn how New Urbanist principals are informing the creation of tools that will be used by the Receiver Cities to take actions that allow them to adapt in a way that rapidly moves them towards a stronger position of balance that creates deep resilience.

Learning Objective 4:
Attendees will learn how they can contribute to the implementation phase.

Laura Clemons; Andrés Duany; Paddy Steinschneider; Scott Bernstein; Dan Baisden; Prisca Weems; Dhiru Thadani; Jessie Carpentier
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Congress for the New Urbanism

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