Sustainability: Extreme Weather and City Infrastructure
Aug. 11, 2015
Arizona State University is working on helping cities improve their infrastructure to deal with extreme weather, which is expected to increase because of climate change. The Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-related Events Sustainability Research Network was funded by a $12 million five-year grant from National Science Foundation. Three Arizona State University researchers will lead the new network, which hopes to change the way officials think about urban infrastructure. They will lead a team of 50 researchers from 15 institutions in nine cities spanning from North to South America. Charles Redman is project director of UREX SRN and founding director of ASU’s School of Sustainability and will talk about the project.