Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future

The American Planning Association worked with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute on a three-year research project on the integration of energy and climate issues into planning practice. Funding for the project was provided by the Surdna and George Gund Foundations and APA's Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division.

The project aimed to help planners incorporate energy and climate considerations into their work and assist communities and regions to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, transition to renewable energy, and adapt to a changing climate.

For more information on this project, please visit the links on this page.

Climate Change Report

Climate Change report coverPlanning for a New Energy and Climate Future is the culmination of a three-year research and education project on the integration of climate change and energy issues into planning practice.

The report presents fundamental information about energy and climate change and offers strategies for communities to address energy and climate across a variety of issues.

Communities already taking steps in this direction are highlighted.

Energy and Climate Database

A searchable database offers examples of state and community action on climate change and other documents to help planners understand and address this issue.

Climate Change Reader

A compilation of more than 100 articles from APA publications in one user-friendly reader for APA members. Articles, categorized by topic, range from big-picture assessments to situation-specific tools and techniques.