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Megacities

Water water everywhere (nor any drop to drink)

Built in a lake basin, Mexico City experiences destructive flooding, but also struggles with access to clean water. ASU researchers are studying the complex choreography of natural environment, physical infrastructure and human decision-making that contribute to both.

Resilient cities: From fail-safe to safe-to-fail

ASU’s UREx Sustainability Research Network is exploring how extreme weather events affect urban infrastructure and how we can make cities more resilient.

Sustaining our cities

The challenges of population growth, climate change and other changing conditions present a need for cities to explore sustainability options. But what does sustainability mean, and how do we measure it?