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Spatial Climate Justice and Green Infrastructure Assessment: A Case Study for the Huron River Watershed, Michigan, USA


Abstract Green infrastructure serves as a critical no-regret strategy to address climate change mitigation and adaptation in climate action plans. Climate justice refers to the distribution of climate change-induced environmental hazards (e.g., increased frequency and intensity of floods) among socially vulnerable groups. Yet no index has addressed both climate justice and green infrastructure planning jointly in the USA. This paper proposes a spatial climate justice and green infrastructure assessment framework to understand social-ecological vulnerability under the impacts of climate change. The Climate Justice Index ranks places based on their exposure to climate change-induced flooding, and water contamination aggravated by floods, through hydro... (more)
Created Date 2016-06-29
Contributor Cheng, Chingwen (Author)
Subject green infrastructure / vulnerability assessment / spatial planning / climate justice / climate change / environment / adaptation / hazard
Type Text
Extent 15 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1553/giscience2016_01_s176 / ISBN: 978-3-7001-7988-7
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Citation Cheng, Chingwen (2016). Spatial Climate Justice Green Infrastructure Assessment: A Case Study for the Huron River Watershed, Michigan, USA. GI Forum, 4:1. DOI:10.1553/giscience2016_01_s176
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