Managing the Climate Crisis: Designing and Building for Floods, Heat, Drought, and Wildfire
The climate, relatively stable for centuries, is entering a new phase. In 2020, 22 major weather and climate events in the U.S. resulted in 262 deaths, with each causing more than $1 billion in damages. This trend is continuing with heat waves, extended droughts, extended wildfire seasons, and increased coastal and river flooding.
Managing the Climate Crisis authors Jonathan Barnett and Matthijs Bouw joined the Smart Growth Network to outline how adaptation and preventive measures can be used to address climate-related threats, including flooding along coastlines and rivers, flash floods from extreme rain events, drought, wildfire, long periods of high heat, and food shortages