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Climate Resilience

November 13, 2019, 9am PST
Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb located 12-miles from Baltimore with a historic Main Street that has experienced catastrophic flooding twice since 2016, offers a case study of the complementary effects of sprawl and climate change.
NPR
October 24, 2019, 9am PDT
About 350,000 residents have lost wildfire insurance in recent years, as a series of catastrophic fires have swept the state of California and insurance industry struggles to keep up with climate change.
The Conversation
August 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The Reno City Council this week approved a new, 165-page "Sustainability and Climate Action Plan."
The Nevada Independent
February 23, 2019, 11am PST
If you live in California, you've heard predictions of a disastrous earthquake dubbed "the big one." Now, scientists are warning of an epic rainstorm that could cause three times as much damage.
Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2018, 9am PDT
A competition in the San Francisco Bay Area highlights projects considering new ways to design for impending environmental changes.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 1, 2018, 11am PDT
A regional business association hopes to raise private funds for climate adaptation planning throughout California.
The Planning Report
May 1, 2018, 12pm PDT
Tired of facing beach erosion and the threats of hurricanes in Florida, but still want beachfront property? This new suburban community is simply building its own beach.
Modern Cities
March 8, 2018, 11am PST
Renewable energy, sea-level rise, and, of course, seismic safety are all part of the plan.
Next City
December 21, 2017, 7am PST
The agency has created an economic incentive for cities, states and counties to deal with environmental threats.
NPR
December 2, 2017, 11am PST
The agency's report shows that inland-dwellers are just as likely as coastal types to be deeply affected by climate change.
The Courier-Journal
November 10, 2017, 9am PST
The strategy ranges from major infrastructure investments to improved neighborhood services.
Smart Cities Dive
November 9, 2017, 9am PST
The new plan tackles housing affordability and food justice alongside water supply and greenhouse gas emissions.
Saporta Report
November 7, 2017, 1pm PST
The progressive city hopes to integrate economic, community, and climate resiliency measures in future projects.
The Planning Report
October 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city hopes to accelerate development and mitigate flood risk along the industrial Fort Point Channel with a string of new parks.
The Boston Globe
September 22, 2017, 11am PDT
How did the seven square mile, four-foot high barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Biscayne Bay hold-up to Hurricane Irma? The city arguably has done more to adapt to sea level rise in recent times than any other coastal city.
Planetizen
March 24, 2017, 11am PDT
Risk-management experts are seeking creative ways to finance resilience investments that prevent damage from natural disasters. Insurance markets, with their direct stake in protecting homes and businesses, can be key partners in this effort.
Doggerel
December 1, 2016, 10am PST
California is working on a plan to adapt infrastructure statewide to the future impacts of climate change.
The Planning Report
November 7, 2016, 10am PST
Creating adaptive, sustainable communities may require rethinking some planning basics.
Denver Business Journal
November 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Income inequality, housing affordability, and systemic racism join sea-level rise as key issues in Oakland's vision for urban resilience.
Next City
May 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Resilience, as such, isn't a problem. But Alex Beam takes issue with the current flood of resilience-related jargon. Can you blame him?
The Boston Globe