Our project’s purpose was to identify the barriers associated with creating a hazard mitigation plan with considerations for climate change, specifically for Massachusetts coastal communities. The scope included research interviews conducted with knowledgeable officials in three towns, Salisbury, Marblehead, and Westport. We determined that the most important factors to including a climate change section were experience and knowledge among planners, properly prioritized funds, staff availability, individual’s perceptions on given issues, and proper coordination and communication between all parties.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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