Boston Climate Report Calls For City Planning Changes

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The mayor of Boston released a climate action plan on Tuesday calling for the city to make climate change a key consideration during the municipal planning process and impose new development requirements for equipment and flood-preparedness at city facilities.

The Climate Ready Boston report on municipal vulnerability to climate change says the city will alter its procedures to make climate preparedness and natural hazard mitigation critical factors for reviewing capital project proposals. Resiliency practices should be a part of the planning, design and construction of new...
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