Salt Lake City named among 20 most 'resilient' cities by sustainability group

by | Apr. 22, 2013

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The city's pursuit of renewable energy for power and its construction of streets and sewer systems to withstand extreme heat or high runoff helped land it among the most "resilient" cities when it comes to bouncing back from extreme weather events.

Salt Lake City was named one of the 20 leading resilient cities responding to climate change and extreme weather by being on the "front line" of dealing with multi-pronged challenges, according to the group ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability.

The organization's list was released in advance of Earth Day on Monday and to highlight the need for communities to plan and prepare for destructive weather events.

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