Urban populations and infrastructure have unique vulnerabilities to extreme extreme events, and these vulnerabilities are projected to increase in the future.  The metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States are at the vanguard of resilience efforts, in part due to the involvement of CCRUN scientists in each city’s efforts.  However, preparation for the full range of climate risks facing the region requires much more work. The primary challenge is to make these resilience efforts – both underway and planned – as successful as possible, and to scale them up to meet the scope of the need.


CCRUN, the only CAP/RISA team with a principal focus on urban settings, serves stakeholder needs in the Northeast by assessing and managing risks from climate variability and change. CCRUN conducts stakeholder-driven research that reduces climate-related vulnerability and advances opportunities for adaptation in the urban Northeast.

University Partners

Boston University
Columbia University
Stevens institute of technology