This document proposes to develop and demonstrate a set of public and private incentives to owners of buildings and other infrastructure to facilitate the upgrade of existing infrastructure and better design of new infrastructure.
Permafrost is thawing with the changing climate, and that’s shifting the soil and everything on it, including bridges, which are increasingly crucial for rural residents who can no longer trust on river ice in spring and fall.
More than 50 per cent of the Netherlands is below sea level, encouraging the Dutch to look for innovative water management solutions. The strategies that worked for the Netherlands must be amplified to address climate change effects.
The CCHRC is designing for an uncertain future. “If we cannot predict what the climate is going to do, then all of our architecture should be adapted,” says Aaron Cooke, who leads the Sustainable Northern Communities Program at the CCHRC/NREL.