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.