Resilience

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Climate change is real, and happening now — but exactly what that means for coastal cities is surprisingly uncertain. Engineers at Princeton’s Form Finding Lab choose flexibility over fortification to protect coastal cities from flooding.
Urban Omnibus
Feature
November 15, 2017, 7am PST
Autonomous vehicles could provide life-saving assistance in the event of a large-scale evacuation, if a shared fleet of autonomous vehicles is built with this purpose in mind.
Michael R. Boswell, William Riggs
October 29, 2017, 5am PDT
New York, like every other city in the United States, isn't more prepared for a major storm event than it was on October 29, 2012.
WNYC
October 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Following Hurricane Harvey, Houston's City Hall became flooded with four feet of water, rendering the building's electrical and mechanical equipment useless. Restoring power back to City Hall quickly was crucial in aiding the recovery efforts.
Doggerel
October 5, 2017, 7am PDT
A website called status.pr is keeping residents and concerned observers apprised of progress in the recovery of the island's critical infrastructure.
The Washington Post
October 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Growing set of tools measures the impact of urban form on climate. Hazel Borys reviews highlights of the CNU Climate Summit held last weekend near Washington, D.C.
PlaceShakers
September 27, 2017, 7am PDT
New York City intends to make sure that zoning codes are a tool for preventing the risks of flooding.
NYC Planning
September 18, 2017, 11am PDT
Everyone has a different answer on what makes a great place, depending on how wonky you'd like to get. Kaid Benfield lists his top 10 ingredients for a healthy community.
PlaceMakers
September 13, 2017, 11am PDT
Tree-huggers many of them are not, but there's consensus among Long Island developers that storm resilience is an investment worth making.
Newsday
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.
Courier-Journal
Blog post
August 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Houston's flooding might be mitigated by land use regulation- but not the type of regulations that most cities have.
Michael Lewyn
August 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Wishing Houstonians continued strength, fortitude, and safe passage this week, Hazel Borys considers resilience.
PlaceShakers
August 26, 2017, 9am PDT
A recent study lends new specificity of the human cost and economic damage wreaked by climate change in the coming decades.
Governing
August 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Hurricane Harvey was expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday. If the damage in human and economic terms is terrible, a lack of infrastructure maintenance and development responsibility will be to blame.
CityLab
August 22, 2017, 11am PDT
The public sector and the private sector need a better system of incentives to deliver on the infrastructure and development investments necessary to prepare for climate change and other environmental threats.
Smart Cities Dive
August 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
It's been a century since a hurricane larger than category three has scored a direct hit on the Tampa Bay region. If a storm arrives to change that streak of luck, it will find a region severly underprepared to deal with the effects of sea-level rise
The Washington Post
August 11, 2017, 6am PDT
New research published in Applied Geography is a first step toward planning for the resilience of vulnerable populations as the heat rises in urban areas.
Scientific American
Blog post
August 8, 2017, 6am PDT
We can all do better when it comes to water.
Kayla Matthews
August 2, 2017, 8am PDT
A power outage that began in North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday of last week is expected to continue for three to five more days. Mandatory evacuations have devastated the area during its peak tourism season.
The Washington Post
Feature
July 31, 2017, 5am PDT
Resilience standards—like LEED--could transform building practices. But there are many standards to choose from, and few are aware that they exist. A new report helps planners and builders choose the right standard for every project.
Laurie Mazur