Notre Dame Releases Climate Vulnerability Assessment of More Than 270 US Cities

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have completed a two-year assessment of the current climate risks of more than 270 U.S. cities.

The result is the Urban Adaptation Assessment (UAA), an open-source, free measurement and analysis tool that explores a city’s ability to adapt and readiness for adaptation to climate change.

Funded by The Kresge Foundation, the UAA provides the projected cost and probability of climate-related hazards, such as drought, flooding and sea level rise, in 2040. Just as critical, the tool includes sub-city mapping, allowing the exploration of potential inequities within each city and providing a picture of how city and sustainability officials can implement more inclusive adaptation options for all residents.

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October 14, 2018

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