With the impact of climate change having an effect on almost every city and community it becomes more and more important to find ways to live within these impacts. While its often easy to see the immediate impacts of climate change on communities such as flooding, heat, and storminess the secondary effects are also a key factor at play. These secondary effects include environmental, economic, governance as well as community interaction. While Sustainability has become the fashionable term to combat these measures we propose and extend the idea that Resiliency is a better and more equitable structure to combat the ever increasing uncertainty of the future.
This workshop under the aegis of Resiliency will provide communities with ideas and methods for their own communities. The first half of the workshop will look at how to use Geovisualization techniques can graphically show and display the impacts of shocks to the system. The second half of the workshop will show how to take that data and create a scenario planning matrix of different scenarios that a community could use. We will highlight that the strength of scenario planning and the scenario planning matrix is not only ideal for understanding what different scenarios will result in but is also ideal for creating dialogue between community members.