Resilience: the ability of a system or community to survive disruption and to anticipate, adapt, and flourish in the face of change.
Assets: features, capacity, characteristics, and resources that will help a campus and its community cope with climate change.
Vulnerabilities: direct hazards from the changing climate, impacts from climate change, or from climate change-related events, and factors that are exacerbated by the effects of climate change.
Indicators: features or characteristics of the campus and/or community that the school wishes to assess (qualitative or quantitative).
Metrics: specific values or data points that can describe the indicators, which can be measured to show progress over time. Should include a specific unit of measurement.
Stewardship: the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being.
Second Nature: a non-profit organization that works to accelerate climate action in, and throughout, higher education.
In the Community & beyond
- State of Wisconsin Governor’s Climate Change Task Force
- Report to the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change – Strategies to Improve Wisconsin’s Climate Resilience and Readiness, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) 2020
- Dane County Climate Action Plan – Today’s Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow, Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change 2020
- Great Lakes, U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit 2019
- Climate and Health Report, Public Health Madison & Dane County 2019
- 2019 State of the Lakes Report, Clean Lakes Alliance 2019
- Yahara CLEAN Engineering Report, Clean Lakes Alliance 2013
Every 10 years, Facilities Planning & Management works with a team of planning consultants and the university community to update the university’s Campus Master Plan. The Master Plan Update will serve as a tool to help establish a continuing framework to guide the orderly growth and development of the campus while protecting and enhancing important open spaces as well as historic and cultural landscapes. The Campus Master Plan is consistent with and supports the university’s current mission, vision and strategic plan.
- Landscape Master Plan
- Utility Master Plan
- Long-Range Transportation Plan
- Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Management Master Plan