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As Climate Changes, Urban Planners Help Cities Adapt

Matt Ball on August 23, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

A recent survey finds that “79 percent of cities worldwide report that in the past five years they perceived changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, or natural hazards that they attribute to climate change.” JoAnn Carmin, co-author of the study, is Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and she spoke about the effects of climate change that are causing the greatest worry to urban planners.

Surging Seas, an interactive online map produced by Climate Central, provides the means to visualize sea-level rise that threatens coastal areas across the globe. This is among the more pressing issues related to climate change that urban planners are dealing with.

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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