Cleveland sees clean energy as tool for climate change resiliency

The following excerpt is from an article by Kathiann M. Kowalski for the Energy News Network. To read the full article, please visit https://energynews.us/midwest/cleveland-sees-clean-energy-as-tool-for-resilience-to-climate-change/. Nicholas Rajkovich crisscrossed Cleveland on bicycle, tailed the entire time by what looked like a sideways glider rigged over his back wheel. As the urban planner pedaled, the contraption at his … Continue reading Cleveland sees clean energy as tool for climate change resiliency

Climate change and the tale of two cities

The following excerpt is from an article by David J. Hill at the University at Buffalo. To read the full article, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/12/002.html. BUFFALO, N.Y. — A scorching heat wave in the Phoenix area killed more than 100 people in the summer of 2016 as temperatures soared to near 120 degrees. Over three days in November 2014, … Continue reading Climate change and the tale of two cities

Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat waves

London plane trees, like these in Cadman Park in Brooklyn, New York, are one of the most popular species for shading urban streets. Molybdena, CC BY-SA  In May of this year, a hot spell broiled Boston. In June, extreme temperatures grounded Phoenix’s planes. Last week, Seattle suffered under record temperatures. When a heat wave is … Continue reading Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat waves

A Weather Station With Wheels

Aarian Marshall (@AarianMarshall) just wrote a great story about the weather bicycle at CityLab (http://www.citylab.com). In her article, she talks about how bicycles are beginning to be used by scientists as mobile urban research platforms. Check out the article on CityLab's website for more information: http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016/02/a-weather-station-with-wheels/433986/.  

GreenCityBlueLake Article

Research by the Resilient Buildings Lab was recently featured on the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's blog, GreenCityBlueLake. Many thanks to Marc Lefkowitz for writing such a nice article! We appreciate the opportunity to share some of the ongoing work in Cuyahoga County related to the Resilient Cleveland initiative.