Understanding how best for your city to adapt to a changing climate can be daunting. 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. Learn how you can get the most of the UAA with these simple resources:
Welcome to the UAA
Get a quick introduction to the Urban Adaptation Assessment, how to get started and what data the tool can provide for cities.
Understanding Your Future Risk
Learn how the UAA provides historical and projected costs for each climate-related hazard, critical in assessing city vulnerabilities.
Interpreting Your Risk & Readiness Assessments
Dive into the indicators that comprise the scores for each city’s climate risks and their readiness to adapt.
Making Sense of the Matrix
See how the UAA matrix allows for a visual comparison of risk and readiness scores across cities.
Exploring Neighborhood Equity
Get an overview of the data available at the census tract level, helping to identify inequalities in how risks are distributed throughout cities.
Learning & Action Guides
Build a Data-Based Report
The UAA provides access to raw and visualized data. Make sure to take full advantage by building these data and graphics into reports for your city.
City Juxtaposition in the UAA
To strengthen your orientation in the UAA, explore a few cities that are not your own, and see what you can learn from the similarities and differences.
Reflection on the UAA
These questions will help you reflect on your Urban Adaptation Assessment data outcomes, resources in your city and identify steps for taking action.
Customizable Presentation Deck
This presentation framework has been created for implementing UAA data, providing a visual tool for advocating the needed resources in your city.
Ways to Use the UAA
Determining the Return on Investing in Adaptive Strategies
See how a city sustainability officer can identify which climate hazards post the highest risk to their city, and evaluate whether adaptation strategies for that risk would be a good investment.
Bringing Future Cost Data to a Community Debate
Many community leaders are concerned about the risk of flooding in their cities. Learn how one could use the UAA to explore the cost and probability of flooding, to help in advocating for effective adaptation strategies.
Making the Case for Where to Invest
Climate hazards do not pose the same risk equally within a city. See how a city councilor can use the UAA to study how risks are distributed, to determine if their district shows the greatest vulnerability and need for adaptation investments.