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A Framework for Considering Climate Change in Transportation and Land Use Scenario Planning

Lessons Learned from an Interagency Pilot Project on Cape Cod

March 2012

FHWA-HEP-12-028

NPS 609 /108334

Federal Highway Administration

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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The Interagency Transportation, Land Use, and Climate Change Pilot Project utilized a scenario planning process to develop a multi-agency transportation- and land use-focused development strategy for Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with the intention of achieving a reduction in future greenhouse gas emissions and considering the potential impacts of sea-level rise on the region. The outcomes of this scenario planning process will inform and support the region's long-range transportation planning and other related efforts, as well as the planning efforts of local, state, and federal agencies.

Project members collaborated to document the project's steps and to offer significant observations and recommendations that can inform future applications. This information is presented in this report. The appendices and a separate document, the Technical Scenario Report, developed by the scenario planning consultants, provide supporting documentation.

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1. REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YYYY)

15-07-2011

2. REPORT TYPE

Final report

3. DATES COVERED (From - To)

January 2010-July 2011

4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE

A Framework for Considering Climate Change in Transportation and Land Use Scenario Planning: Lessons Learned from an Interagency Pilot Project on Cape Cod

5a. CONTRACT NUMBER

Multiple

5b. GRANT NUMBER

5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER

6. AUTHOR(S)

Ben Rasmussen, Lindsey Morse, David Perlman, Gina Filosa, Carson Poe

5d. PROJECT NUMBER

HW3LA1, VXJ6, NP74

5e. TASK NUMBER

5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER

7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)

The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

U.S. Department of Transportation

55 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02142

8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION
REPORT NUMBER

DOT-VNTSC-FHWA-11-02

DOT-VNTSC-NPS-11-18

DOT-VNTSC-FWS-11-01

9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)

Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590 / National Park Service, Washington Support Office (WASO), 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228 / Refuge Transportation Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 6th floor, Arlington, VA 22203

10. SPONSOR/MONITOR'S ACRONYM(S)

HWA, NPS, WASO, FWS

11. SPONSORING/MONITORING
AGENCY REPORT NUMBER

FHWA-HEP-12-028, NPS 609 /108334

12. DISTRIBUTION AVAILABILITY STATEMENT

13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

14. ABSTRACT

The Interagency Transportation, Land Use, and Climate Change Pilot Project utilized a scenario planning process to develop a multi-agency transportation- and land use-focused development strategy for Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with the intention of achieving a reduction in future greenhouse gas emissions and considering the potential impacts of sea-level rise on the region. This scenario was developed through a process of data collection, scenario development by a consultant and by regional and local government during a workshop, and scenario assessment. The outcomes of this scenario planning process will inform and support the region's long-range transportation planning and other related efforts, as well as the planning efforts of local, state, and federal agencies. Project members collaborated to document the project's steps and to offer significant observations and recommendations that can inform future applications.

15. SUBJECT TERMS

scenario planning, climate change, adaptation, mitigation, interagency

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17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT

N/A

18. NUMBER

OF PAGES

114

19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON

R.Lupes, FHWA/A.Rutherford, NPS/S.Suder, FWS

a. REPORT

None

b. ABSTRACT

None

c. THIS PAGE

None

19b. TELEPONE NUMBER ( Include area code)

202-366-7808 / 303-969-2578 / 703-358-1752

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