The seriousness of resilience for cities to plan and prepare for is evidenced by the creation of a new position called the chief resilience officer.
Cassie Owens interviewed five "chief resilience officers," six months after the first such position was created in San Francisco, "to find out more about the parameters of their positions and the challenges they’re encountering so far."
The conversations between Owens and the CROs of the cities of San Francisco; Oakland; Norfolk; Porto Alegre, Brazil; and Medellín, Colombia, are grouped into categories like "Honing In on Specific Objectives," "Combining Datasets," "Engaging the Public," and "Being the 'Conduit.'"
Arizona’s ‘Car-Free’ Community Takes Shape
Culdesac Tempe has been welcoming residents since last year.
The Changing Shape of American Suburbs
Housing costs and availability are pushing more American households, including young families, to suburbs and exurbs — and they’re demanding changes.
Clearer Thinking About Transportation Pricing
It’s time to reform transportation pricing to reduce traffic congestion, crashes, and pollution, and improve non-auto travel options. Raise my prices, please!
Proposal Would Link Highway Funding to Zoning
Experts argue that zoning, housing, and transportation policy are intimately linked.
White House Announces $5.8 Billion in Water Infrastructure Funding
The new funds add to the effort to replace aging infrastructure and lead pipes.
Seattle to Introduce Electric Buses With Wireless Charging
In-ground induction chargers will reduce the cost of the charging network.
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Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Lassen County Planning and Building Services
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