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Larsen part of team which created online tool to help plan for climate impacts

Friday, December 5, 2014

Larsen part of team which created online tool to help plan for climate impacts

Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Larissa Larsen, is part of the team which created the Cities Impact Assessment Tool (CIAT). The tool is designed to help cities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ontario better anticipate and prepare for challenges related to water availability and quality, floods and problems related to heat stress are some of the potential impacts cities face with a changing climate.

Grand Rapids flood of 2013.

The University of Michigan's Climate Center, housed within the Graham Sustainability Institute created the tool as part of its efforts to provide practical information and resources to support climate adaptation in North America's Great Lakes region. The tool was released on December 3. Visit the U-M News Service website for the complete article.

 

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