Improving Urban Wellbeing: As Easy as Riding a Bike


AECOM Connected Cities blog

AECOM’s Jack Jiang discusses his motivations when working in the cycling space as Christchurch, New Zealand, rebuilds itself post-earthquake.

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM

A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

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