Date of Award
Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)
City Planning & Real Estate Development
Dr. Caitlin Dyckman, Committee Chair
Dr. Stephen Buckman
Dr. John Gaber
Planning for resilience to climate change within the comprehensive plan is a keyway to help protect local communities. State legislations provides the guidelines to local governments to if a comprehensive plan is needed for the community and what is required to be within the comprehensive plan. This research assesses state legislation for resiliency policies for comprehensive plans and assesses comprehensive plans to see if local governments are adequately applying the legislation. Nine states across five geographic regions, were used in evaluation of state legislation. A variety of comprehensive plans were also evaluated at both city and county levels within these states. The results proved that there is very limited legislation on resilience for climate change measures within the comprehensive plans. They also showed that do follow state guidelines generally but could be doing so better.
Peacock, Natasia, "Planning for Local Residence" (2022). Master of City and Regional Planning Terminal Projects. 372.