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Smart Growth

Iowa Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Report

Iowa Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Report (2011) presents the findings of a pilot project initiated by EPA to work with stakeholders and governments in Iowa to identify barriers to and incentives for considering regional effects of climate change in hazard mitigation planning and other community planning processes.

The first stage of this pilot project explored if and how climate change information should be considered in risk assessments and the implications this information may have for community planning options. The second stage focused on identifying adaptation solutions with mutual benefits and synergies across different planning requirements and emphasized the need to work across agencies and levels of government to optimize results. 

Learn more about smart growth and climate change.

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