Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation: Planning and Evaluation Tools for Great Lakes Cities

Centering Racial Justice in Urban Flood Adaptation: Planning and Evaluation Tools for Great Lakes Cities

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Great Lakes cities face the simultaneous and intertwined challenges of climate change adaptation and racial inequality. Decision-makers, planners, advocates, and residents in the region increasingly recognize the need to respond to these challenges and are taking steps to do so. This report aims to serve as a guide and resource for local policies, programs, investments, and advocacy that can help prepare our region for climate change and strengthen our communities. The report provides a set of five principles for centering racial justice in adaptation planning and policy, focusing specifically on how these apply to efforts to adapt to increasing flood risk due to storms and heavy rain events.