Project Type: Research
Client: City of Cedar Falls
LHB is part of a team currently helping the City of Cedar Falls, IA develop a Resilience Plan and Framework, which will guide action to improve prosperity and stability in the community.
LHB led the carbon planning process for the project. To understand existing conditions, we analyzed the community-wide greenhouse gas inventory and identified the greatest opportunities for improvement. We used the IPCC’s latest evidence related to the social, environmental, and economic impacts of climate change to inform the development of overall carbon reduction targets. We are using these reduction targets to guide our scenario planning. After understanding carbon strategies at a high level, we began working with the community to develop actionable first steps to incorporate into the Plan, ensuring the collective actions positively impact all populations and move the city toward greater resilience and social equity.