Well known for fashion, design, and culture, Milan is also Italy’s financial, commercial, and industrial center. But the global financial crisis hurt Milan’s economy, creating higher need for housing support and straining available resources. As Milan seeks to respond to this challenge, it is focusing not only on social housing, but also on rehabilitating historically significant structures and ensuring equitable access to public services.

The city is also working to address challenges from climate change, including severe weather events such as heat waves, which pose worrisome health problems and drive energy consumption. Given its geographic position, Milan is also at high risk of various types of flooding. Officials have been working with regional agencies to mitigate flood risk in Milan, and coordinate more effective responses to emergencies.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Extreme Heat
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Riot / Civil Unrest

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