Enviornmental Writing and Community Outreach


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The Local Planning Assistance work unit at the Metropolitan Council provides technical assistance to communities that are currently drafting their 2040 Comprehensive Plan Updates as required by state statute. Many communities are considering integrating sustainability and resilience planning related to climate change in their Comprehensive Plan. The Metropolitan Council is interested in engaging cities in conversations about community views on climate change to better understand perspectives on climate change and also to inform the inclusion of climate resiliency in a city’s vision section of their Comprehensive Plan. Students will conduct climate conversations with a selected city and synthesize these conversations into themes that can be provided to the city to integrate into their vision section of their comprehensive plan. Students will also write about their experiences of these community conversations to offer a guide for the Metropolitan Council and cities who would like to engage in similar community conversations about climate change.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

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Salvatore Pane


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