Advancing Institutional Capacity to Reduce Social, Environmental, and Economic Vulnerability….
7B) Advancing Institutional Capacity to Reduce Social, Environmental, and Economic Vulnerability in Climate Migrant Receiving Communities (panel)
Millions of people are expected to be displaced by climate change in the United States by the end of this century, yet little is known about community capacity to effectively receive and support them, or their ability to do so over time as the effects of climate change advance. Some people will adapt in place, but many will move. Where will they go and how can this movement of people result in positive outcomes for both those who move and the communities that receive them?
To support climate migration governance, policy, and planning, this panel session will present findings from research teams at Louisiana State University and the Urban Institute that have led studies examining community impacts, capacity, and responses to climate migration across the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Panelists will first introduce their studies and the community contexts in which they led their research, and a moderated discussion will follow to discuss opportunities to advance institutional and community capacity to reduce social, environmental and economic vulnerability in climate migrant receiving communities in the U.S. Gulf Coast region and across the country.
Topics to be discussed include: adaptive migration and equitable relocation; nonstructural opportunities for hazard mitigation and adaptation; planning for institutional resilience in receiving communities; trends in federal disaster and climate migration investments; strategies to reduce social, environmental, and economic risks in receiving communities; and recommendations for identifying potential future receiving communities and resilience planning.
Session Chairs: Haley Blakeman, FASLA, PLA, Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, LSU; Anne Junod, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute
Traci Birch, LSU
Haley Blakeman, LSU
Anne Junod, Urban Institute
Dan Teles, Urban Institute
Breno Braga, Urban Institute
Traci Birch(Speaker)LSU School of Architecture, Assistant Professor and Managing Director of Coastal Sustainability Studio
Haley Blakeman(Speaker)LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Associate Director, Assistant Professor
Anne Junod(Speaker)Urban Institute, Senior Research Associate; Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center – Climate and Communities
Daniel Teles(Speaker)Urban Institute, Senior Research Associate; Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center – Community and Economic Development
Breno Braga(Speaker)Urban Institute, Principal Research Associate; Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population