Denver is highly vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate and is projected to face warmer days, changing snow pack, more intense wildfires, and more intense storms and precipitation events over the next several decades. With a growing economy and a densifying city, strategic action is needed now for Denver to develop equitable and sustainable solutions to expected climate impacts.
The Trust for Public Land’s national Climate-Smart Cities program is providing key planning and decision-making support to help the City and County of Denver take strategic action on climate change through green infrastructure. Together with municipal and community partners, we’re bringing cutting-edge science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) planning, and innovative design to help prepare the city for a climate-resilient future with a particular emphasis on investments for under-served populations.
Our Climate-Smart Cities process bring together a team of experts to research, design, and build the infrastructure and tools that help increase our resilience to climate change. Our strategy is to:
The Climate-Smart Cities Decision Support Tool is based on best available information. Below are several links to existing planning tools and reports that were used to inform the Climate-Smart Cities Decision Support Tool.
New materials will be added to the site over the coming weeks. Check back for updates and more resources.