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Porto Alegre’s resilience journey

Residents of the Brazilian city Porto Alegre enjoy a high quality of life, but unprecedented population growth has led to urban challenges. Large residential buildings now occupy former conservation areas, housing has sprung up in areas where floods and landslides are common, and there has been explosive growth in the number of cars. Porto Alegre has established a working group of universities, government officials, and residents to build an urban resilience plan that diagnoses risk areas, and which better educates and alerts residents.

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