Research shows natural disasters are on the rise worldwide. The year 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record dating to 1880, according to NASA, and the cost of natural disasters totaled $155 billion, according to The Washington Post. As part of the 2019 South Florida Future City Competition, hosted by the College of Engineering & Computing, groups of middle school students got to test their ideas on how cities can mitigate damage from these disasters. Read more at FIU NEWS.