Regional Planning

  • Climate Migrants

Although numerous City of Portland plans mention climate migrants, this is the first document that outlines challenges and recommendations for the demographic shift. In Fall 2011, I collaborated with more than a dozen colleagues on a regional plan for climate change in the Willamette Valley.

From the plan:

This report reviews existing data and research on predicted impacts of climate change in the Northwestern United States and specifically focuses on the level of preparedness to accommodate new population growth due to climate migration in Oregon’s Willamette Valley… This report considers how Oregon might plan for this potential increase in population.

View the plan.