Urban Adaptation Assessment

Type: 
Climate Programs
Disaster Resources
Year Published: 
2019
Organization: 
Kresge Foundation, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative
Description: 

The Urban Adaptation Assessment (UAA) is an interactive database funded by the Kresge Foundation and led by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) that collates a rich dataset within a visual platform to give leaders the data they need to make decisions on how best to adapt and prepare. Encompassing data from over 270 cities within the United States, including all 50 states and Puerto Rico, whose populations are above 100,000, the UAA allows you to explore the connection between vulnerabilities to climate disasters, adaptive capacities, and how these are distributed within a city. Our easy-to-use tool gives you metrics to see your city’s risk and readiness in seconds. It also enables you to download extensive datasets, and examine which neighborhoods to focus your efforts. 

Category: 
adaptation, disaster preparedness, climate change, vulnerability assessment, capacity building

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Contact Information: 
434 Flanner Hall Notre Dame, IN 46617 USA Phone 574-631-9103 ndgain@nd.edu
Status/Type: 
Science