Prepare for a changing climate
The Upper Midwest has already seen a 31 percent increase in heavy precipitation events since 1958. The Twin Cities needs to prepare for increasing flooding, more heatwaves and more severe weather. We should also preparing for the potential immigration of people from areas that will be impacted to an even greater extent. We need to plan our buildings, transportation and social infrastructure systems not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but to be more resilient in the face of rapid changes.