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Last update: August 4, 2017

This report is written for planners, local government officials, concerned citizens, and decision-makers who are motivated to move their communities forward in a more sustainable and resilient direction through a truly comprehensive development planning process.

The report outlines a systematic method for assessing local climate vulnerability and offers a range of planning and policy recommendations to adapt to climate impacts. It also describes and evaluates the application of the method in Milford; the town’s planning commission has readily agreed to pilot the process. What this project and report demonstrate is that the integration of climate change and comprehensive planning is not only possible, but desirable. Communities, such as Milford, that take the lead and address the climate challenge head on will be well positioned to thrive and flourish in the future.

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University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration (IPA) Contact Information

Phone: 302-831-8971

Delaware Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy (DNREC) Contact Information

Website: View contact information
Phone: 302-735-3480