Dataset of 36 publicly available multi-issue climate change adaptation plans of small and mid-size urban communities in France and the United States
The present dataset consists of metadata for 36 examples of publicly available multi-issue climate change adaptation plans of small and mid-size urban communities in France and the United States. Compiled by Lioubimtseva and da Cunha (2020) as a pilot sample for a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system developed by the authors, the complete dataset comprises assessment results based on 24 criteria of plans structure, content, and planning process. To protect information about quality scores of individual planning documents, this published part of our dataset is limited to information about the cities’ profiles and their plans, with plan assessment results presented in Boolean format instead of actual assessment scores, and the highlights of the strong points of each plan (instead of the actual quantitative scores generated in our study). The purpose of this dataset is to provide users with references to examples of strong points of the first generation climate adaptation plans developed between 2007 and 2017 in both countries.