Cities and Urbanization

Climate change will force millions of us to move, but where will we go?

'Climate haven' cities are already thinking about Image: Unsplash/Oliver Niblett

Tim McDonnell

Reporter, Quartz

Amanda Shendruk

Visual Journalist, The Things Team, Quartz


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Buffalo has 16,000 underutilized or vacant lots. Image: Quartz
Residents of Tybee Island, Georgia face off against flooding on a regular basis. Image: Reuters/Tami Chappell
Sea level rise will displace millions of citizens. Image: Dilkina et al. (2020)
Anchored by a major employer, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a potential climate haven. Image: Reuters/Emily Elconin
Seattle, Washington looks to be the most affected area for low-income housing. Image: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Home values for single-family homes and condos. Image: Shandas et al., Zillow Home Value Index
Northern cities including Chicago became dramatically more diverse during the Great Migration of the early and mid twentieth century. Image: Library of Congress

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