On April 12th and 13th 2012, FHWA hosted a peer exchange in Chicago entitled "The Role of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in Climate Change Mitigation." The peer exchange provided an opportunity for representatives from twelve MPOs from a range of metropolitan areas to discuss opportunities for mitigating climate change and analyzing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within their regions. The peer exchange included representatives from:
For a complete list of participants and contact information, please see Appendix A.
The MPO Peer Exchange consisted of a series of presentations on climate change mitigation activities, GHG analysis strategies, and incorporation of climate change into planning. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion about their current practice, challenges, and opportunities for future activity.
This report summarizes the presentations, participant discussions, and cross-cutting themes from the peer exchange. It also notes additional resources available to MPOs. Workshop materials presented during the exchange are available upon request to FHWA.
1 The Missoula MPO representative was only available to call into the meeting for a portion of second day.