Webinar on Scoping and Design of Actionable Science

On Friday, November 20, the Science Program hosted the first webinar in a series entitled How to Co-Produce that explored how to advance partnerships among researchers and resource managers through the use of co-production practices. This webinar focused on the important phases of scoping and designing a project that will produce actionable science. If you are interested in learning how to be part of a team that produces and uses science to inform decisions, watch the recorded webinar below.

From the seminar “Scoping and Design of Actionable Science: A case study of integrating urban climatology and land-use planning” 
Presenters: Mariana Fragomeni, University of Connecticut; Lupita McClenning and Russell Oliver, Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia

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Scoping and Design of Actionable Science: A case study of integrating urban climatology and land-use planning

November 20, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET

Presenters: Mariana Fragomeni, University of Connecticut; Lupita McClenning and Russell Oliver, Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia

Seminar Description: Coastal communities in the southeastern US are vulnerable to prolonged heat exposure due to storm driven power outages. To effectively address this vulnerability, cities must develop heat response plans that reduce health risks associated with prolonged heat exposure. This seminar details the collaborative effort undertaken by researchers, resource managers, and decision makers to co-produce an actionable heat response plan for the city of Savannah, GA. First, we will discuss iterative steps taken during the scoping phase of the project including a rapid assessment process. Next, we describe a heat response planning workshop where we used a geodesign framework. Finally, we will present how workshop participants reconciled their different heat response priorities to collaboratively produce a heat response plan that included 15 actions, 10 policies, and 5 projects.