Envisioning Future Urban Resilience to Climate Change in Central Maryland
The Baltimore region, in the Chesapeake coastal plain of Northeast United States, co-created positive future visions to build resilience to coastal and urban flooding, extreme heat, and co-occurring hazards.
The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) co-developed six scenarios representing alternative futures for Baltimore and Central Maryland towards a more just, equitable, and resilient region in the face of climate extremes in 2080. Bringing together policy-makers, civil society, and academics, stakeholders identified overarching goals, strategies, and mechanisms to achieve the participants’ visions. Synthetic outputs included detailed social-ecological-technological pathways, future land use modeling, renderings, narratives, and qualitative resilience assessment.
Academic products are being incorporated directly in public policy documents, such as urban planning strategies.
The scenarios were made in:
The scenarios look out to:
Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). (2019). Envisioning Future Urban Resilience to Climate Change in Central Maryland: Workshop Report.
Resilient Urban Futures (2021) Hamstead, Z., D.M. Iwaniec, T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E.M. Cook, T.A. Muñoz-Erickson. (Eds.) Springer-Nature, ISBN 978-3-030-63131-4