In early February, winter weather pummeled Austin, Texas, where “extreme weather” usually refers to sweltering temperatures, not ice storms. More than 100,000 city residents lost power because of the historic weather event, a recent example of why cities need to prepare for a changing climate.

To Katie Coyne, Austin’s environmental officer and assistant director of the Watershed Protection Department, climate change adaptations will require rethinking the interplay between the urban environment and what we consider nature: trees, plants and the ecosystems undergirding them.

Read more from Kalena Thomhave with Smart Cities Dive here.