California Adaptation Planning Guide Update

PlaceWorks recently partnered with Cal OES to update the State’s Adaptation Planning Guide (APG), published in 2012, which provides comprehensive directions and recommendations for local communities planning for climate adaptation and resiliency. The updated APG integrates the state’s recent climate adaptation resources and gives detailed guidance on preparing vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies that are consistent with Senate Bill (SB) 379 and the 2017 General Plan Guidelines. The APG update also has many examples of adaptation strategies that reflect current best practices. Ease of use is a critical feature of the updated APG, and the PlaceWorks team emphasized a highly accessible and engaging approach to help streamline adaptation planning for local practitioners. PlaceWorks led a team of private consultants, nonprofit organizations, and academic experts to prepare this multidisciplinary update.