August 27, 2015, 11am PDT
Superstorm Sandy spurred the New York City Economic Development Corporation to form the RISE:NYC program, a global competition for innovative solutions to post-disaster resiliency. Arup's Sarah Wesseler spoke with them to learn more.
August 25, 2015, 5am PDT
A bill proposed in the U.S. Senate provides a model for how the federal government could support resilience planning in waterfront and coastal communities.
August 20, 2015, 11am PDT
As San Francisco's Chief Resilience Officer, Patrick Otellini’s job is to beef up city defenses against crises—a broad mandate that has him tackling seismic safety and water security through capital planning, utilities, and housing affordability.
August 14, 2015, 2pm PDT
A complex infrastructure investment project to build resilience into the energy grid is snarling traffic in North and Central New Jersey.
August 13, 2015, 7am PDT
A new resource created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the APA makes it easier for planners to access the data necessary to plan for climate adaptation, sea level rise, and other forms of coastal resilience.
August 7, 2015, 11am PDT
According to a new rule, developers building over known faults will need to drill or take samples to find the rift's exact position. While it slows down construction, the measure might prevent catastrophic future quake damage.
August 7, 2015, 7am PDT
Long stretches of Connecticut's "lifeblood" shoreline rail line lie in the path of rising seas and future floods. While moving the tracks further inland is prohibitively expensive, a resilience plan is still needed.
August 2, 2015, 1pm PDT
Yet another climate change side effect: more frequent urban heat waves. And because urban temperatures tend higher than rural ones, cities should be ready to protect the most vulnerable.
The Nature Conservancy - Cool Green Science
July 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Resilience is one of the hottest buzzwords in contemporary planning, and planners in communities around the country are only beginning to realize the multiple benefits of the attention and funding devoted to resilience plans.
July 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
A little history on the Inuit of the Circumpolar Region as the kickoff in a blog series by Hazel Borys
June 24, 2015, 5am PDT
Blessed with an innate resilience, Philadelphia's brick rowhouses risk disrepair and redevelopment. Local nonprofits are looking for ways to keep this resource equitable.
June 22, 2015, 10am PDT
Several agencies with the city of Boston will begin studying how to retrofit the city's building codes to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
June 11, 2015, 12pm PDT
If the Miami region manages to weather the climate change storm, it will be thanks to effective collaboration between government, the public, and private interests. Meet the woman tasked with starting that process in Miami Beach.
June 2, 2015, 5am PDT
According to an ACEEE report, Boston currently leads the way, with New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco not far behind. Los Angeles, Washington, and Chicago show the most improvement since 2013.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
May 28, 2015, 11am PDT
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced two new grant programs that focus on helping coastal communities and regions develop effective strategies to prepare for, and recover from, the effects of climate change.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
April 30, 2015, 2pm PDT
As coastal communities look for new ways to build resilience, they'll need to consider options such as the natural and hybrid systems compared in a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
April 23, 2015, 2pm PDT
Meet the new plan; it's not like the old plan.
April 20, 2015, 11am PDT
Explaining how planning and building for resilience reconciles with Conservative politics.
April 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
Subway restoration and resilience efforts depend for a large part on federal relief. South Ferry Station, still new when the storm hit, will basically be rebuilt from scratch.
April 7, 2015, 5am PDT
The city of New York is still working to support property owners in their recovery from Hurricane Sandy—as well as their preparation for the next extreme weather event. The zoning code is one area in need of improvement.
New York Department of City Planning