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.
4 days ago
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.
February 9, 2018, 2pm PST
For the next several months, nine sites will be the focus of efforts to design for resilience as sea levels rise. Proposals involve "threading nature back into an urbanized terrain."
January 23, 2018, 1pm PST
The economic case for investments in resilience just got a lot stronger.
January 5, 2018, 2pm PST
The second and third parts in resiliency expert Dave Hampton's 3-part series on what the California fires teach us about preparing for climate change.
December 31, 2017, 11am PST
Planning for snow, and for cold days, is a professional practice unto itself.
December 28, 2017, 12pm PST
The state of Louisiana could be the first state to adopt a massive plan to push residents out of coastal areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal erosion. More states are expected to follow Louisiana's lead.
December 28, 2017, 8am PST
The inefficiencies of daily commutes set aside, the road systems of some cities are not prepared to deal with unexpected events that disrupt the transportation system.
December 8, 2017, 6am PST
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 27, 2017, 7am PDT
New York City intends to make sure that zoning codes are a tool for preventing the risks of flooding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Wishing Houstonians continued strength, fortitude, and safe passage this week, Hazel Borys considers resilience.