Miami is dealing with many complex challenges when the UREx SRN began in 2016, Southeast Florida is considered one of the most vulnerable regions in the US to the impacts of climate extremes, a where place multiple hazards intersect, like many densely populated areas along the coast.

Governance Analysis Task Force

Understanding the governance of urban climate resilience is a crucial aspect of the UREx SETS approach. While cities are increasingly leading the way in developing actions to address climate change, many of the expected risks from climate change, such as a greater frequency of extreme events (e.g., floods, heat, and drought), are too large and complex for city governments to address on their own.


Portland is often considered an environmentally-conscious, planning-oriented city. Indeed, when the UREx SRN began, urban green infrastructure projects were well underway, and the city had already begun to think seriously about climate change preparedness, introducing the nation’s first local climate action plan in 1993.


Six future scenarios were produced for Hermosillo for the year 2080, including smart urban development, mobility and transportation, water security, safe city, economic innovation and competitiveness and environmental health.

New York

New York City is the largest city in the USA with approximately 8.5 million people in 2016 (U.S. Census Bureau), and is built around a network of rivers, estuaries, and islands with much of the Metropolitan region within which the City is situated being less than 5 m above mean sea level (MSL)