How Does CIMPACT-DST Work?

CIMPACT-DST users input the type, intended lifetime, and preferred location of their infrastructure project or master plan, using drop-down menus. The tool outputs tell them what climate change impacts they need to worry about, and, if available, what their city officials recommend they consider doing to reduce those impacts through their project design and siting decisions. The contents of the tool are customized through an iterative process to ensure that the climate information and guidance for planners is both locally relevant and validated by local policymakers and other key stakeholders. Applying the tool to a plan or project takes about 15 minutes.