Unprecedented federal funding to fix PR’s electric system has the potential to save lives and build resilience by investing in distributed solar power. Yet so far it appears to be business as usual.
|March 7, 2022
A team of students designs and implements an off-grid solar panel system to help victims of Hurricane Maria.
|January 22, 2020
Working closely with Vieques residents, graduate students designed solutions to help the tiny island recover after Hurricane Maria and weather future storms. Their proposals are published in a new report.
In the two years since Hurricane Maria, the Urban Design Lab has been working with the small island community to design resilient homes, community centers, and sustainable infrastructure.
Biodiversity could suffer as result, and more carbon could be added to the atmosphere.
Ecologist Maria Uriarte investigates the effects of Hurricane Maria on the forests of Puerto Rico, and how long-term climate change may affect them.
Puerto Rico suffered an estimated $94 billion or more in damage, on top of an already sagging economy and $74 billion in debt. The island needs a total reboot. Can it do it sustainably?