Friday, September 25, 2015

Portland State University joins massive study of cities' weather weaknesses

September 23rd, 2015

Several Portland State University researchers have joined an international effort to identify cities' vulnerability to climate change-related weather extremes, and find ways to fix them.
Portland will be one of nine cities in the U.S. and Latin America participating in the five-year project, known as the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. Researchers will use a $12 million National Science Foundation grant to pay for their work.
They'll mine data and produce models to identify cities' weaknesses and strengths. Then they'll work with public officials to assess the resilience of roads, buildings, bridges and the like to extreme weather.

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