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Webinar: Perceptions, Priorities and Public Finance:  How Values and Communications Shape Support for Adaptation and Funding

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Better understanding of how stakeholder values and beliefs influence decision making is required to improve local resiliency planning and achieve positive outcomes. Insights from an international stakeholder engagement study METROPOLE, funded by the National Science Foundation, and a multi-year initiative to establish funding for the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority offer planners new perspectives on how decision makers and stakeholders value and perceive adaption solutions and public finance tools.

The METROPOLE research identified similar patterns in each of the three countries for preferences for certain adaptation options and finance tools over others. Additional analysis links these patterns to new social science research on values, behavior and cognitive factors for stakeholder leaders.

On June 7, 2016, residents of the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area passed Measure AA, the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure. The $12 a year parcel tax will raise approximately $500 million over 20 years to support habitat restoration to adapt the Bay ecosystem to climate change, and protect at-risk shoreline communities and infrastructure from flooding.

The speakers offer insights for developing plans and communicating benefits, short-term actions and time-frames, and linking financial policy and mechanisms to generate support for restoration and adaptation.


  • CJ Reynolds, Research Associate, University of South Florida.
  • David Lewis, Executive Director, Save The Bay (San Francisco)

Date:  Aug. 17
Time:  2 – 3:15 pm ET
1.25 CMs will be sought.
This free webinar offered by APA Florida.  Register here.


August 17
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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