Climate Resilience


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The Building a Climate-Resilient City series was produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the University of Winnipeg for the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Climate change will have many drastic impacts on cities. In the coming decades, building resilience will be an essential urban policy and a smart investment for cities.

To build a climate-resilient city/country we need to spot our weaknesses and strengths Like Chicago did.

Thanks to advances in energy-saving technologies such as energy-saving LED grow lights, urban vertical farms can grow vegetables without necessarily using pesticides or herbicides, using less energy and water than traditional outdoor crops. can be cultivated.

Today, Chicago is home to the world’s largest vertical farm, growing a variety of leafy greens in a 90,000-square-foot facility. The success of this and other vertical farms has led to Chicago changing its zoning laws in 2010 to accommodate urban farming and introducing hydroponics and vertical farming operating rules to make all “planned farms” citywide. This is partly due to being able to operate in “production areas”.

Along with using modern technology, It’s good to look into the past, using old building technology we can easily heat and cool our homes. Many places are using this technique now. Including The US and the UAE. 

Bangladesh faced a massive cyclone in 1991 after that, it is alerted to every citizen beforehand so they can find a safe place to be.