This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, with additional support from Pima County Flood Control and Tucson Water.
Urban community development, Flood damage prevention, Flood control, Urban runoff -- Management, Transportation -- Planning, Urban minorities, Floods -- Risk assessment
Short-term flooding from extreme storm events poses a serious transportation challenge in U.S. cities. This problem—which is anticipated to grow over the next century with our global climate crisis—is often hardest on vulnerable populations, including low-income and minority neighborhoods. This project advances national research methods for assessing flood vulnerability and prioritizing transportation improvement investments to ensure that no community is left stranded when the next flood occurs.
Crosson, C., Tong, D., & Zhang, Y. The Potential of Green Infrastructure in Mitigating Flood Impacts on the Mobility of Low Income and Minority Neighborhoods. Project Brief NITC-SS-1262. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2020.