Dr. Hilda Blanco presents her research on how state agencies can assist local governments in implementing their plans to adapt to rising sea levels in California.
California faces significant coastal impacts from climate change, with a projected sea level rise of 55 inches by 2100, and increasing storms. A recent study estimated that over 3,000 miles of coastal roads and rails and $100B in coastal buildings would be at risk from sea level rise and storm surges.
Hilda Blanco is Research Professor and Interim Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities in the USC Price School. She is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Urban Design and Planning.