These two planning guides developed by Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) outline best practices for engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning process for adaptation to sea level rise.
These step-by-step guidance and tools are designed to help you use the ART Approach to adaptation planning for your projects.
Planning for climate change, like hazard planning, means planning across jurisdictions, geographies, sectors and time frames to address complex, cross-cutting issues. This requires active, ongoing participation of stakeholders representing the diverse values, viewpoints and responsibilities that are relevant to the project.
ART emphasizes convening and closely collaborating with a stakeholder working group throughout a project to achieve project goals and build relationships that lead to future collaborations.
To build a strong and actionable case for adaptation, the ART approach adheres to transparent decision-making throughout the planning process.
ART guidance, tools and information help maintain transparency and support clear communication to stakeholders about the decisions and project outcomes, including resilience goals developed and agreed upon by the working group, and evaluation criteria that clearly lay out priorities and objectives.