Measuring Local Government Response to Great Lakes Climate Risks

Major Goals and Objectives

While there is an emerging consensus on the climate risks faced by different areas of the country, there is a profound lack of information on how local governments are responding to these risks. This proposal begins to fill the information gap by funding a faculty-student team to assist local officials in Indiana counties bordering Lake Michigan to complete the Hoosier Resilience Index Readiness Assessment (HRA). This instrument, developed by research staff at Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI), offers unique insight into the local response to climate risks, facilitating analysis of the political, social, and economic factors that shape policy decisions. 

Accomplishments / Benefits



Poster: Climate Resilience is Possible: Assessing Hoosier Communities’ Climate Preparedness


Research Information

Principal Investigator:
William Bianco
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
Indiana University


William Bianco
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