Urban risk & planning

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Trees provide myriad benefits. They capture stormwater runoff, replenish groundwater and slow the deterioration of streets. They clean the air and improve mental health.
Los Angeles Times
New York City's infrastructure was built for weather patterns of the past, and those designs did not account for the recent extreme rainfall and flash flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, or, more recently, Hurricane Ida.
The Week
These reports describe WFP's Regional Urban Preparedness Project in Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, focusing activities in 12 urban areas.
World Food Programme
Heat Wave, Montreal
The hottest summer recorded in the northern hemisphere is a stark reminder of the immediacy of the climate crisis. The hardest hit by climate impacts, such as residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, are often those with the least capacity to adapt.
Conversation Media Group, the
Students are shown planting trees in a school in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Nature-based solutions can help address environmental challenges in cities but community involvement and engagement is crucial to utilize local knowledge and create sustainable solutions.
Stockholm Environment Institute
Storm surge affecting a coastal city
Salt corrodes buildings. Earthquakes shake them. What happens when an earthquake hits a building already damaged by saltwater?
University at Buffalo
Shade produced by trees in a city street in southern France
Researchers studied the effects of extreme heat on urban trees in Western Sydney during the record-breaking summer of 2019–20. They reported concerns and solutions for the survival of both native Australian and exotic tree species in urban forest.
Conversation Media Group, the
India already faces dire heat risks and is likely to be the most-threatened country in the world by 2030. As life gets hotter, residents in slums will be the most at risk for health problems, heat stroke and death
Washington Post, the