Some land use planning and development decisions are straightforward and require little analysis to implement.
Some land use planning and development decisions are straightforward and require little analysis to implement. However, climate change adds a new dimension to land use plans, strategies, and projects. If climate change is not considered, degradation of development benefits may result over time. A careful assessment of climate change impacts on land use and municipal development initiatives can point to critical risks for planners to take into consideration. This document provides overarching guidance for planners seeking to incorporate vulnerability assessments directly into land use planning.
The Climate Vulnerability and Land Use Tool was developed by the USAID/ICMA Planning for Climate Adaptation Program as part of the Toolbox for the Dominican Republic’s Methodological Guide for Formulating Municipal Land-use Plans (DGODT/MEPyD, 2015).