Communities

Adaptions of cities and urban systems in response to climate change to both respond to current challenges and to mitigate future impacts

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Green Communities and Buildings
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First-Ever Hurricane Evacuation Order Database May Hold Keys to Future Readiness

A new, comprehensive hurricane evacuation order database created by UVA researchers can help the U.S. develop more effective policies in the face of raging storms.
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New PBS Documentary Features Work on the Eastern Shore

A documentary that aired on PBS highlights the challenges the Eastern Shore faces, with an emphasis on UVA's work to address flooding and resilience on the coast.
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Arctic Cities Need Unique Solutions to Climate Change. UVA is Working on Some.

A team supported by UVA’s Environmental Institute has been working with community members in the Arctic to find solutions to dangerous infrastructure challenges caused by a changing climate.
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Heart attacks, cancer, dementia, premature deaths: 4 essential reads on the health effects driving EPA’s new fine particle air pollution standard

Two EI affiliates, Jonathan Colmer and Jay Shimshack, analyzed the most polluted U.S. census tracts and were cited in a recent article in The Conversation about federal efforts to protect...
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Extreme Weather and Changing Climate Virtual Event
Extreme Weather Events and a Changing Environment
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climate justice

A Novel Modeling Framework to Support Community Preferences in Air Quality Decision-making

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Climate and Disease Disparities

Climate and Health in Virginia: Investigating Underlying Causes of Climate-Related Diseases and Disparities

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Flooding in Bihar India

Climate Collaborative: Empowering Democratic Institutions to Address Climate Change-Induced Flood Risks