Located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, residents in this delta city know that living in New Orleans is living with water. Streets and neighborhoods flood during regular rain events, and climate change will only exacerbate this challenge.
The problem is hyper-local and typical data sets only tell part of the story.
How can we bring state-of-the-science big data and modeling together with social and demographic information at the scale of action: the neighborhood block?
The Climate-Smart Cities open access digital tool integrates key environmental and social data at the site.
The tool incorporates crowd-sourced data for real-time readings and lived experience in partnership with ISeeChange.
Photo: Colleen McHugh
Client (New Orleans City Official) uses the Climate-Smart Cities tool to explore neighborhood challenges with residents.