Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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