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Risk Communication and Climate Justice Planning: A Case of Michigan’s Huron River Watershed


Abstract Communicating climate risks is crucial when engaging the public to support climate action planning and addressing climate justice. How does evidence-based communication influence local residents’ risk perception and potential behavior change in support of climate planning? Built upon our previous study of Climate Justice maps illustrating high scores of both social and ecological vulnerability in Michigan’s Huron River watershed, USA, a quasi-experiment was conducted to examine the effects of Climate Justice mapping intervention on residents’ perceptions and preparedness for climate change associated hazards in Michigan. Two groups were compared: residents in Climate Justice areas with high social and ecological vulnerability scores in the ... (more)
Created Date 2017-10-12
Contributor Cheng, Chingwen (ASU author) / Tsai, Jiun-Yi (Author) / Yang, Y. C. Ethan (Author) / Esselman, Rebecca (Author) / Kalcic, Margaret (Author) / Xu, Xin (Author) / Mohai, Paul (Author) / Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts / The Design School / Landscape Architecture
Subject Urban planning / Climate change
Series URBAN PLANNING
Type Article, Text
Extent 17 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.17645/up.v2i4.1045 / ISSN: 2183-7635
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Citation Cheng, C., Tsai, J., Yang, Y. C., Esselman, R., Kalcic, M., Xu, X., & Mohai, P. (2017). Risk Communication and Climate Justice Planning: A Case of Michigan’s Huron River Watershed. Urban Planning, 2(4), 34. doi:10.17645/up.v2i4.1045
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