Location Lakewood, OH, US
Client City of Lakewood
Client Type Municipal Government
Population (2020) 50,002
Schedule July 1 2020 ~ July 21 2022
The City of Lakewood is a vibrant community that is part of the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area in Ohio. It has a mix of single-family homes, denser apartment blocks, and corridors of commercial activity running through the city.
Understanding that Lakewood is at risk for flooding, extreme temperatures, and severe winter storms, the City set out to develop a Climate Action Plan to prepare for these climate risks and hazards.
Working with Biohabitats, SSG developed a Climate Action Plan that involved the creation of a GHG inventory, future scenario modeling, and community engagement, with a focus on frontline communities impacted by climate change. This ensured that the resulting CAP met the City’s energy and emissions reduction goals while ensuring a just transition for all residents.
- Lakewood developed their first CAP, which was passed by the Lakewood City Council on May 1, 2023. The plan identifies actions that will allow the City to achieve its goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050. The CAP was one of the first in the US to incorporate federal funding opportunities from the Infrastructure bill and the Inflation Reduction Act into the financial analysis of the plan.
Services: Climate Action Planning
Tools: CityInSight Community
Link to final report
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SSG’s work is carried out on unceded and unsurrendered Indigenous territories, ranging from the traditional lands of the Michif Piyii in the North to the Huilliche in the South; from Hul'qumi'num Peoples in the West to the Mi'kma’qi in the East.
SSG recognizes that land acknowledgements alone are insufficient. We are committed to educating ourselves about the lands we are on and ensuring that our work contributes to healing and decolonization.
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