How are American Cities Planning for Climate Change – An Evaluation of Climate Action Planning in Chicago, IL, and Portland, OR

Contending with a changing climate presents a necessary push for planning. Policymakers are recognizing the need for action at the local level. This thesis evaluates the implementation of Climate Action Plans for Chicago, IL and Portland, OR. The studies help elicit an understanding of the measures cites are employing to mitigate climate change and determine ways the planning profession can better assist communities in climate policy development and its prompt implementation.