Planning for Climate Change: A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners - Toolkit
This Toolkit is a companion document for Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners, a resource and planning guide developed
for city planners and other professionals to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level.
Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners incorporates a participatory, community-based methodology that includes the supporting tools featured in this Toolkit. Planning for Climate Change can be used with this Toolkit to support city climate change planning processes and as a stand-alone capacity building resource and training tool.
Planning for Climate Change and this accompanying Toolkit are organized around a fourmodule strategic planning approach that correspond to four key strategic planning questions:
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
WHAT MATTERS MOST?
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
ARE WE DOING IT?
Answering these questions requires users to go through a corresponding set of individual steps. Each of the nine planning steps is further broken down into more detailed tasks, many of which are supported by corresponding tools. Planning for Climate Change: A strategic valuesbased approach for urban planners describes the overall planning framework and how and where specific tools could be used, while this companion document provides specific instructions for each tool along with blank tool templates.
It is important to remember that the planning process is flexible and non-linear and is designed for a range of situations and realities.