Climate Action & Adaptation

Lloyd Climate Resilience Assessment

The Lloyd EcoDistrict, like many other neighborhoods, will be subject to global and regional climate change impacts that will have local effects on the people, buildings, infrastructure, and natural assets of the district.

DSC_0573

The Lloyd EcoDistrict, like many other neighborhoods, will be subject to global and regional climate change impacts that will have local effects on the people, buildings, infrastructure, and natural assets of the district.

In partnership with RWDI, a firm dedicated to creating cities that are more efficient, sustainable, comfortable to inhabit, and resilient to natural disasters, we completed a preliminary climate resiliency assessment for the Lloyd EcoDistrict community.

The report considers the people and infrastructure of the business district during a projected timeline over the next thirty and fifty years, and identifies climate hazards based on a business-as-usual emissions scenario.

While the assessment is Lloyd-specific, most of the findings and recommendations apply to communities and the built environment across the Portland metro area.

The report identified three key climate hazards that the EcoDistrict needs to prepare for in the coming years. However daunting, the risk of each of these climate vulnerabilities can be mitigated by the thoughtful application of climate resilience mitigation measures. Dive into each of the hazards and mitigations:

Increased temperature
Increased precipitation extremes
Increased wildfire and smoke

Read the full report here and watch an introductory webinar below.

Next Steps

Using the report’s findings we are now planning the next steps to better prepare the EcoDistrict for long-term climate change affect. We plan to do site/building-specific deep-dive studies and case-studies.