Community and Land Use Impacts from Climate Change

The eXtension Community Planning and Zoning Community of Practice will host a free webinar on Community and Land Use Impacts from Climate Change. The webinar will be Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m. (EDT).

A panel of speakers from 3 different states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) will discuss how communities' land use decisions can impact and respond to a changing climate. They will share examples from various communities and may touch on agriculture and food, infrastructure systems, the link with smart growth and sustainability, and environmental protection. In addition, each speaker will discuss how climate change is expected to affect their various states.

• The first speaker is Thomas W. Blaine, an Environmental Economist with Ohio State University Extension. He has published numerous fact sheets and blog posts about climate change. He will lead off this webinar providing an overview of climate change and what it means for communities throughout the United States.

• The second speaker is Jim Shortle, a Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics and Director of the College of Agricultural Sciences Environment and Natural Resources Institute at Penn State. His talk will focus on water management and recreation and provide examples of what communities can do in these areas.

• The third and final speaker is Jim LaGro, a professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He will focus on climate change strategies used by communities that also focus on community livability and sustainability.

The webinar will wrap up with an opportunity for questions and answers.

The webinar has been approved for 1 CM credit with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Please register at the website below by June 4 as “seating is limited.”

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posted on 05-16-2018 by Dougherty

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