Notre Dame News | July 30, 2015
The University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Index is joining a team of researchers who, with National Science Foundation (NSF) backing, will look at innovative ways of making urban infrastructure more resilient and equitable.
Extreme weather events can cripple crucial infrastructure that enables transit, electricity, water and other services in urban areas. This leaves cities and their citizens cut off and in danger. With weather extremes becoming more common — from devastating hurricanes and flooding to record drought and heat waves — it will be increasingly important to develop infrastructure in different, more sustainable ways.
That is the idea behind a new Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-Related Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN), recently funded by NSF.
ND-GAIN joins a team led by Arizona State University researchers to participate in the five-year, $12 million Sustainability Research Networks program focusing on urban sustainability.
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