6 - Adaptation


Leading by example   |   Key CAP actions   |   How you can do more

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Leading by Example

  • Active Emergency Management Response team planning coordinated communication in case of extreme weather events
  • Muddy River restoration project to reduce flooding and restore ecological function
  • Purchasing open space that provides flooding buffers and preserves habitat
  • Adopting the Building Stretch code for energy conservation and resilience to heat events
  • Opening of cooling centers during heat waves
  • Brookline Buddies outreach program
  • Complete Streets policy includes green infrastructure for stormwater management
  • Preparing an Open Space plan that addresses climate impacts
  • Support for bicycling improves public health and reduces GHG emissions
  • Extensive tree planting provides heat relief and absorbs stormwater
  • Diversity of tree species supports resilience to a warming climate
  • Investments in stormwater and sewer infrastructure reduce flooding and pollution
  • Use of porous pavement reduces stormwater runoff

Key CAP Actions 2018-2019

  • Maintain quarterly sessions of the climate resilience working group, a cross-functional team of Town staff to implement CAP actions in consultation with technical advisors
  • Apply for state MVP and FEMA (federal) funding to assist with implementation
  • Update Hazard Mitigation Plan with 2018 CAP items
  • See either CAP Strategy 6 or Vulnerability Assessment for full list of action items affecting Public Health, Emergency Management, Natural Resources, Building Environment (flooding and heat), Sea Level Rise, Economic, Socio-Economic, Utilities and State-Owned Infrastructure