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HUD's Resilience Revolution

The United States Housing and Urban Development agency is utilizing new ways to empower communities to become resilient ones. The agency's National Disaster Resilience Competition is one way they are helping cities around the U.S. achieve just that.
April 19, 2016, 5am PDT | ArupAmericas
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"According to the Rockefeller Foundation, the federal government spent $136 billion on disaster relief between 2011 and 2013 — a figure that translates to nearly $400 for every household every year. Like most disaster-recovery funds, those dollars largely went to repairing, restoring, and repaving existing community assets. 'The vast majority is being used to lovingly rebuild things exactly as they were, exactly where they were,' said Harriet Tregoning, who leads HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development."

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