Great Lakes and St Lawrence Cities Initiative Collaboration


Ann Witmer, ARI

Great Lakes Shore Damage
Image from Detroit Free Press photographer Keith Matheny
ARI’s Contextual Innovation and Process group has worked with the Great Lakes & St Lawrence Cities Initiative to determine that shoreline communities expect to spend $2 billion in the next five years to combat the impacts of extreme weather events associated with climate change. A survey of more than 240 communities on the Great Lakes shoreline showed that communities already have spent three-quarters of a billion dollars to respond to coastal land threats.
To learn more about this study, visit this link  Study: NY shoreline communities to spend $101M to combat environmental damages.