September 10, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Cedar Rapids has traditionally struggled to generate funding for flood control projects from local sources. As flooding increases and federal support decreases, the political calculus for flood control infrastructure has changed.
May 29, 2018, 11am PDT
Residents are weighing a much-needed flood-control system alongside a more controversial shuttle service.
April 26, 2018, 10am PDT
The city of Houston approved a new development that doesn't meet new elevations standards approved by the city of Houston earlier this month.
April 9, 2018, 6am PDT
It was the city's "first major regulatory response" to Hurricane Harvey.
March 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The most recent post-Harvey proposal would mean the city could endure enormous rain events, but so far it's not clear who would pay for it.
March 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
A Rutgers professor restores natural processes to help shorelines adapt to rising sea levels.
November 11, 2017, 1pm PST
History shows that there's more than one way to control flooding, but the best ideas are also urban amenities.
November 9, 2017, 7am PST
An oil town in a red state proves we don't have to talk about climate change to adapt to it.
October 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Despite the presence of a formidable (and expensive) underground flood control system, Tokyo may confront floods and rainfall that will challenge the city's capacity to protect itself.
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.
September 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
In the past, stormwater management has been about flood control. The future of stormwater, however, is in capturing, treating, and recharging water supply, according to this article.
September 2, 2017, 7am PDT
As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey headed for Louisville, city officials were approving new legislation that enacts more stringent development standards in areas in flood prone areas.
June 28, 2017, 6am PDT
For those who want it, the Netherlands is willing to share the fruits of its centuries-long relationship with the unruly seas. In Rotterdam, lots of local urban solutions are also on display.
May 24, 2017, 11am PDT
The Napa River's Oxbow bypass doubles as public park space and an outlet when the river floods. The project brought together local environmentalists and the business community.
October 30, 2016, 5am PDT
The recent Florid King Tide provided more evidence that some communities in Miami-Dade County have been prioritized bin the ongoing response to sea-level rise.
September 3, 2016, 11am PDT
A review of the current research into the effectiveness of green streets and green infrastructure finds gaps in our understanding of what works, and where.
August 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
We should have seen the historic flooding in the Florida Parishes region of Louisiana coming—both in preparation and in response—says a pair of recent articles.
April 21, 2016, 5am PDT
The executive director of the Bayou Land Conservancy takes to the pages of the Houston Chronicle to describe the conservationist and landscape-focused efforts that can prevent floods like those that struck Houston this week.
June 11, 2015, 8am PDT
Opponents of the capital investment plan rejected the plan on the basis that it focused too much on the downtown area.
May 29, 2015, 10am PDT
Houston headlined the news of flooding this week, but swollen rivers rushed over their banks and onto roads and into homes all over the state of Texas this week. Is the state's infrastructure resilient enough for the effects of a changing climate?