Building Resiliency in the City of Hancock
|The City of Hancock taken by plane from the Keweenaw Waterway|
|US Army Corps of Engineers|
LIAA is currently working with OHM Advisors on a Master Planning project for the City of Hancock. Planners from LIAA are supplementing the overall land use planning process by answering the question: “What does a changing climate mean for the City of Hancock?” The resulting report, Building Resiliency in the City of Hancock digs into climate impacts such as increased temperature, increased precipitation, and changing coastal dynamics. The report includes recommendations for topics such as infrastructure, tourism, public services, water management, and the natural environment. The recommendations of the report are being used to inform the City’s new Master Plan and can help Hancock take action to face changing conditions for the next 20 years or more.
Hancock's Master Plan Steering Committee gathered in June 2016 to learn about regional climate change impacts and discuss what actions the City can take to build resiliency. The presentations from the evening included:
- Regional Climate Change - Dr. Sarah Green and Dr. David Watkins, MTU
- Introduction to Resiliency - Harry Burkholder, LIAA
- Vulnerability Assessment Mapping - Katie Moss Sieb, LIAA
Generous funding for the program is being provided from the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Department of Environmental Quality, Office of the Great Lakes; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Michigan Association of Planning in partnership with OHM Advisors.
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