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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:


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.

  • 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

  • Sample City Report
    This report reflects a vulnerability analysis for Fort Lauderdale, FL and is developed utilizing data from the UAA tool and an in-depth interview with Fort Lauderdale’s sustainability officer.

  • 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 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.