Resilience

December 1, 2018, 9am PST
The Accelerating Climate Resiliency Mini Grant Program will award grants to six to 15 projects, policies, and actions to protect people from the impacts of climate change.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
November 30, 2018, 12pm PST
Researchers from the University of Maryland and Texas A&M surveyed stormwater officials and synthesized the results. Their conclusion: "Rainwater is taking its toll on metropolitan America"
Slate
November 14, 2018, 2pm PST
The city of Paradise was prepared for the Camp Fire when it ripped through the town last week, and it still wasn't enough to save everyone.
Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2018, 1pm PST
The state of Louisiana is deploying giant 'pillows' of crushed rock to slow coastal erosion.
The Times-Picayune
October 19, 2018, 9am PDT
With the news of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report predicting dire consequences of climate change and seal level rise still fresh, the city of Boston has released a plan for how it will shore up its coastline.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 18, 2018, 8am PDT
Alexandria, Virginia's waterfront was built on landfill below the natural elevation of the Potomac River. City officials hope to build new seawalls to protect that area from floods.
Greater Greater Washington
September 9, 2018, 7am PDT
Introduced with fanfare in 2015, the OneNYC plan is ready for an update.
Smart Cities Dive
September 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Transport policy reforms help achieve many Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty reduction; access to healthcare, education, employment, and clean water; gender equality; better settlements; energy conservation; and emission reductions.
Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
August 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Arizona has excelled at storing water in preparation for future droughts. The challenge now is how cities will access that water when they need it.
Arizona Daily Star
Blog post
August 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Blogger Kayla Matthews examines the many challenges planners face in preparing for the extreme weather and flooding caused by climate change.
Kayla Matthews
July 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Honolulu has decided to treat sea level rise as an urgent matter, requiring all the resources of the city.
Hawaii New Now
July 10, 2018, 11am PDT
A massive infrastructure project is on the table in New York, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a new feasibility study.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A "floating village" has been proposed for a San Jose neighborhood, with building riding on pontoons as a safeguard against repeated flooding.
San Jose Mercury News
Blog post
May 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Resilience to the impacts of climate change and other forms of natural disaster will require new levels of safety in the built environment.
Kayla Matthews
May 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Grant and loan funding, new research, and a competition are some of the ideas included in the Coastal Communities Adaptation Act.
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation
April 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
The quickly repaired Oroville Dam spillway is hoping for better performance this year, after a year of intense repair work.
California Department of Water Resources
March 8, 2018, 11am PST
Renewable energy, sea-level rise, and, of course, seismic safety are all part of the plan.
Next City
February 27, 2018, 6am PST
Dissecting successful disaster response in places like Houston and Mexico City could help California prepare for the inevitable.
The Planning Report
February 17, 2018, 6am PST
One of the nuggets included in the Regional Plan Association's Forth Plan, released in late 2017, is a proposal to create a national park out of the New Jersey Meadowlands.
Curbed New York
Blog post
February 14, 2018, 7am PST
Thanks to innovative advancements in permeable pavements and vertical farming, modern urban planning takes an action-oriented approach that retains its traditional focus of meeting residential needs.
Kayla Matthews