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Low Carbon Climate Resilient Cities Symposium

How can cities respond and adapt to the threat of climate change? Join McMaster University researchers and experts as they explore this question and more at this special event hosted by the McMaster Centre for Climate Change on April 19,…

Thunderstruck

Sporadic power outages are not new to city neighbourhoods. Dead limbs calve off of trees and block roads. Water mains occasionally break and deluge street surfaces. These are just part of life in a city. But what happens when all the power…

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Hurricane Sandy drenches the North Atlantic shore; a tornado rips through Oklahoma; wildfires set Arizona forests ablaze; flood waters cover Minden, Ont., Toronto and, of course, Calgary. All these major disasters have happened in…