Resilience

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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
July 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Look no further than the American Southwest for signs that human ingenuity is no match for the ability of the planet to reassert its power.
Pacific Standard
Blog post
July 11, 2017, 2pm PDT
Sensing capabilities and advanced building materials are redefining the resilience of infrastructure systems of all kinds.
Kayla Matthews
July 10, 2017, 9am PDT
An article in Crain's Business New York calls the new zoning rules proposed for neighborhoods in Staten Island a "back to nature" scheme.
Crain's New York Business
June 23, 2017, 9am PDT
Planning for resilience might mean more than preparing for climate change, according to this opinion piece. Urban terrorism, in its current, tragic form, will require planners to prepare for the worst.
The Washington Post
June 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new boardwalk at Rockaway Beach shows how sea level rise is requiring new design and infrastructure decisions for the resilience of coastal communities.
Climate Central
May 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Visitors to Japan’s theme-park-style disaster preparation centers can experience simulated quakes, typhoons, and fires. Perhaps a similar idea would be helpful in part of the United States?
The Seattle Times
May 16, 2017, 11am PDT
The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.
MIT News
May 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released its third biannual City Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Next City
April 11, 2017, 5am PDT
A new one-stop shop for green infrastructure solutions is available to planners and engineers challenged by flooding.
CityLab
March 30, 2017, 2pm PDT
The American Society of Landscape Architects this week announced a list of green infrastructure priorities, full of specifics, without mentioning the Trump Administration.
ASLA The Dirt
March 28, 2017, 7am PDT
Building on support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Pittsburgh has released a framework for its future resilience efforts. Concrete details are still to come.
Next City
March 24, 2017, 11am PDT
Risk-management experts are seeking creative ways to finance resilience investments that prevent damage from natural disasters. Insurance markets, with their direct stake in protecting homes and businesses, can be key partners in this effort.
Doggerel
March 22, 2017, 2pm PDT
In celebration of Water Week in the United States, as well as World Water Day, as celebrated by the United Nations, Brookings has complied a list of ten facts about water policy and infrastructure.
Brookings Institution
February 27, 2017, 5am PST
It's not just Oroville and Elko County. By 2020, 70 percent of the dams in the United States will be more than 50 years old.
The New York Times
February 16, 2017, 12pm PST
A new report identifies key actions for the city of Portland to prepare for the certainty of a large earthquake.
The Oregonian