Vastly different approaches to city planning for long-term flood control resulted in differing outcomes for two of the cities hardest hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. A UA professor of planning and real estate development talks about what helped, and hindered, Houston and Jacksonville.
Most of the world’s population now lives in cities and demands clean air and water as well as safe and secure food and energy. The UA has expertise in topics such as sustainable built environments, urban green space and biodiversity, transportation, energy, and wastewater treatment that support the design and management of more livable cities, especially in arid environments. The campus also strives to be a model and partner for sustainability within the city of Tucson.