Group 5 Interim Report Amanda Edelman, Alex Libardoni, Maria Pregnolato, Derek Rosendahl, Katrin Sedlmeier, Julie Shortridge, and Heather Yocum ASP Colloquium, July 31, 2014 Project Overview • Project Type: – Developing a Proposal on Decision Making Under Uncertainty for The National Science Foundation • Overall Objective: – Develop an integrated framework that will support stakeholder driven climate adaptation plans for urban areas Project Overview • Overarching research question: – Does using an iterative, stakeholder-driven approach improve outcomes such as consensus, generation of alternatives and social learning? • Approach: – Develop methodology / framework – Implement framework in two U.S. urban areas What do Stakeholders Need? Stakeholders Identify Stakeholders Feedback throughout process Identify the Most Problematic Climate Events and Impacts for the City Develop future projections Develop tools Final Meeting: Presentation of final tools and discussion of process Climate Scientists and Impact Modelers Initial Meeting: Collaborate to identify useful and feasible tools and information What Can Climate/Impact Science Provide? Who is Doing What? Stakeholder Engagement: Amanda and Heather Climate Scientists: Alex, Derek, and Katrin Impact Modelers: Julie and Maria Under Consideration • How will outcomes be evaluated? • Which factors (i.e. vulnerabilities, population, location) will be tested? • Which cities will be research sites? Insights from the audience appreciated!