Wednesday, April 24, 2024

An interim Cambridge vulnerability assessment is expected to be presented and discussed Tuesday.

The meeting will focus on the physical and social vulnerabilities seen in scenarios for inland flooding and rising temperatures. Preliminary coastal storm surge modeling results for the year 2030 will be presented (coastal storm surge modeling for 2070 is in progress). The vulnerability assessment for storm surge risks is to be completed in the spring.

City officials say they hope to hear residents’ responses to the interim results and draft findings and to discuss the community’s thoughts about the direction of the plan.

The draft agenda for the meeting is here. For information on the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, the project page is here; or contact John Bolduc, the city’s environmental planner, here or at (617) 349-4628.

Originally planned for February, this event takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 17 in the Kirsch Auditorium in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Building 32-123, also known as the Ray and Maria Stata Center, at 32 Vassar St.