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Climate Resiliency

September 21, 2019, 7am PDT
The price tag for the de Blasio administration’s stormwater and sea-level rise plan rose $1.3 billion after some costly additions. Now some city council members are bringing in a second group to examine the plan.
Crain's New York Business
July 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Politicians in California are trying to plan for a rising sea, but some have stopped using the phrase “managed retreat” because they feel it derails the process.
San Diego Reader
July 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
There are more than 90,000s dams in the U.S.; many will never be visited by federal or state inspectors.
Yale Environment 360
December 19, 2018, 1pm PST
A new report outlines a long list of measures the state needs to take to prevent catastrophic outcomes. However, it avoids directly discussing climate change as a cause of increasingly severe natural disasters.
Dallas News
June 11, 2017, 5am PDT
New York is piloting new building design guidelines aimed at improving the city's climate resiliency.
Architectural Record
November 4, 2016, 9am PDT
State Senator Bob Wieckowski is working to help communities get the necessary tools to increase capacity for climate resilience.
The Planning Report
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
April 20, 2014, 11am PDT
Resilience has entered into the planning and urbanism lexicon as a large challenge for all places pursuing prosperous, sustainable futures. A new study examines the world’s leading cities for lessons in resilience.
Urban Land Magazine
December 7, 2012, 7am PST
In a speech Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg laid out his strategy for rebuilding a stronger, smarter New York in anticipation of future natural disasters.
The New York Times
March 19, 2012, 1pm PDT
Greg Hanscom reports on efforts by FEMA and the Green Building Council to incorporate "climate resiliency" into green building certification criteria in recognition of the increasing effects of climate change.
Grist