Center for American Progress

Working to ensure Cleveland’s sustainable future via Resilient Midwest Cities Summit
In the News

Working to ensure Cleveland’s sustainable future via Resilient Midwest Cities Summit

Cathleen Kelly and Jenita McGowan discuss the principles for ensuring community resilience efforts in Cleveland.

With access to abundant freshwater and with a temperate climate, Cleveland is relatively well-positioned for a changing climate. However, Cleveland and cities across the Midwest region are adjusting to a new normal of more frequent and intense storms, heavy downpours, heat waves and cold snaps.

These dangerous climate-change effects hit low-income communities and communities of color hardest, where residents often experience economic instability, poor-quality housing ill-equipped to safely weather severe storms, extended periods of stifling heat, and freezing temperatures, such as last year’s polar vortex.

The above excerpt was originally published in Cleveland Plain Dealer. Click here to view the full article.

The positions of American Progress, and our policy experts, are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are those of American Progress alone. A full list of supporters is available here. American Progress would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters who make our work possible.

Authors

Cathleen Kelly

Senior Fellow

Jenita McGowan

You Might Also Like