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The state of campus resilience in the face of a changing climate

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Planning for Higher Education Journal, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

Karin Holland

Climate-related events pose a major threat to college and university campuses across the country, and this is only expected to worsen as the climate continues to change. Along with an increase in the frequency of extreme temperatures, a changing climate is resulting in many severe weather-related events, such as major storms, floods, droughts, wildfires, more powerful winds, and record snowfalls. In this article published in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education Journal, Haley & Aldrich’s Karin Holland, Senior Sustainability Specialist and Lean Practitioner, discusses the current state of resilience planning at campuses in the face of climate change, and also shares some resilience planning barriers, opportunities and recommendations for campus leaders.