Climate Adaptation

Governors Island

Finalists Selected for Governors Island Climate Research Center

Four teams will submit detailed proposals for a new climate research and education center on New York's Governors Island.

December 30, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Embarcadero

Report: Embarcadero Needs to Rise 7 Feet to Resist Sea-Level Rise

A bombshell report details the adaptation measures that will be necessary to keep San Francisco's Embarcadero high and dry as the climate changes and sea levels rise.

November 17, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Midwest Flooding

Rural Areas Left Behind in Climate Adaptation Plans

While resources pour in for urban climate resilience projects, smaller communities often bear the brunt of extreme weather events.

October 29, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Sea Level

The Changing Risks of Coastal Communities

An excerpt from "A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy," published in May by Island Press.

June 17, 2021 - Carolyn Kousky

South Carolina Resilience

Climate Change: The Most Vulnerable States Are the Least Prepared

The effects of climate change will vary depending on geographic location, so it's incumbent on states to prepare in their own, specific way. Not all states are taking that responsibility seriously, according to a new report.

December 11, 2020 - Route Fifty

George Floyd

From Eco-Districts to Green Justice Zones

A great challenge facing urban planning in the short- and long-term future is how to complete green infrastructure and development without spurring gentrification and displacement.

October 27, 2020 - Joan Fitzgerald

King Tides

The Cost of Sea-Level Rise Measured in Tens of Billions in California

A new report summarizes the impact rising sea levels would have on California residents, businesses, and infrastructure. The effects would be catastrophic for the San Francisco Bay Area.

August 20, 2020 - San Francisco Weekly

New York City

New York Updating its Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

Vision 2030 will update the award winning Vision 2020 New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan.

August 2, 2020 - NYC Planning

Miami

Centering Equity in Climate Adaptation

Avoiding the effects of climate change should not be a privilege for the wealthy.

May 12, 2020 - The New York Times

San Francisco Skyline

Two Coastal Areas Face Climate Change Threats, but Their Stories Are Vastly Different

In Manila and the San Francisco Bay Area, the severe impacts of rising sea levels are indisputable. But the only similarities are that both places face very uncertain futures.

March 3, 2020 - The New York Times

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.