Resilience

October 7, 2015, 2pm PDT
Has New York done enough to continue to build new high-end buildings in flood zones around the city?
New York Magazine
October 6, 2015, 6am PDT
What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
PlaceShakers
August 31, 2015, 11am PDT
New York City is launching a program that will spend $100 million in capital funding on storm protection infrastructure in lower Manhattan.
New York Daily News
Feature
August 28, 2015, 5am PDT
Cities are immensely complex self-organizing systems, not mere top-down designs—but they do need top-down interventions in strategic places. Unfortunately, we still have inadequate models and tools.
Michael Mehaffy
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.
Doggerel
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.
APA Policy News
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.
The Planning Report
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.
The Record
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.
APA Policy News
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.
KPCC
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.
The Connecticut Mirror
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.
APA Policy News
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
PlaceShakers
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.
Next City
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.
The Boston Globe
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.
The New Tropic
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.
NOAA