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

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.

This article was originally published in Cleveland Plain Dealer.