Planning for Climate Change in the West
Central to the mission of Western Lands and Communities is planning for climate change. This policy focus report began as a Lincoln Institute Working Paper by Rebecca Carter (2008) titled 'Land Use Planning and the Changing Climate of the West.' The paper highlights how local planners could implement land use-related practices and policies to take action against climate change impacts in their communities. Building on that research, this report offers tools and case studies, identifies barriers to local policy decisions, and provides recommendations for overcoming these obstacles to change.