The linkages considered include local comprehensive plans, all hazard plans, climate action plans as well as subdivision and zoning ordinances. John will discuss local government planning powers and their implementation methods, and importantly how these powers and methods are being used to address the challenges of climate change. Focusing on local governments in Alaska, USA, John will also describe some of the attributes associated with local government “willingness” to address climate change.

Welcome remarks and session moderation will be provided by Jeff Birchall (University of Alberta), Thematic Network Lead. This session is supported by the Geography and Planning Students’ Society and the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Alberta.

September 19, 2022
12pm – 1pm (MDT)
University of Alberta 

12:00 - 12:05 Welcome remarks
12:05 - 12:45 Presentation
12:45 - 1:00 Audience questions

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