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With 520 miles of coastline, New York City is ready to implement the lessons of Hurricane Sandy in the zoning code for the entire city.
NYC Planning
September 11, 2020, 5am PDT
Reflections on a long career, a great interview, and six sssentials for greener, healthier communities via Kaid Benfield, one of the founders of Smart Growth America
PlaceShakers
August 28, 2020, 5am PDT
As Hurricane Laura intensified into a Category 4 storm, public officials had to make decisions about evacuation during a time of sheltering in place. Researchers at Texas A&M University developed a risk index to guide decisionmaking processes.
The Conversation
August 25, 2020, 6am PDT
A data-driven approach is needed to figure out how the disease has spread in the islands and what can be done to contain it.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
August 17, 2020, 10am PDT
L.A. City Chief Resilience Officer Aaron Gross elaborates on how the pandemic is shaping the city’s understanding of resilience and the cascading impact that overlapping disasters of earthquake or wildfire could have on the city’s limited resources.
The Planning Report
July 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A tide that began to rise in 2019 hasn't receded, according to local sources along Lake Michigan.
Detroit Free Press
July 7, 2020, 7am PDT
More and more New Yorkers will face the prospect of encroaching seas in the coming decades, and the unwanted choice of whether to stay or to go.
Inside Climate News
June 30, 2020, 6am PDT
The Federal Emergency Management Agency undercounts the humber of homes at substantial risk of flooding by some 70 percent, according to a report released this week.
The Washington Post
Feature
June 24, 2020, 8am PDT
As the pandemic has made clear, a healthy, prosperous future will depend on the development of the kinds of density that encourage strong social infrastructure.
Jordan Sand
June 9, 2020, 10am PDT
Facing a massive budget due to the declining revenues created by the coronavirus pandemic, California will have to cut a program intended to retrofit homes and roofs as a protection against wildfire, among other climate resilience programs.
North State Public Radio
June 4, 2020, 10am PDT
Bay Area municipalities need to work together to enable a comprehensive plan to protect against sea-level rise. Communities may be submerged as early as 2030.
High Country News
June 3, 2020, 7am PDT
On May 24, the Navajo Nation had 4,658 reported cases and 165 deaths in a population of 173,000—more even than New York City—while local organizers scrambled to find the water to cover the need during the pandemic.
Outside
June 2, 2020, 10am PDT
Climate change might not allow the relief from the pandemic that many have been hoping for as the country enters the summer months, as evacuations during the hurricane, tornado, and fire seasons will take on new elements of risk.
Inside Climate News
May 12, 2020, 10am PDT
Avoiding the effects of climate change should not be a privilege for the wealthy.
The New York Times
May 12, 2020, 7am PDT
The food system, from supply to distribution and consumption, is undergoing a rapid transformation. Community supported agriculture could potentially benefit.
NPR
April 29, 2020, 8am PDT
Riding a bicycle is not only a coping mechanism; it's also a way to protect ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Star
April 28, 2020, 9am PDT
An investigation by the New York Times reveals the ongoing neglect of flood considerations in developing parts of the United States—practice that comes with large costs to the taxpaying public.
The New York Times
Blog post
April 23, 2020, 5am PDT
Many people assume that infectious disease risks make public transport dangerous and automobile travel safe, but this is generally untrue. Other factors have more effect on pandemic risk.
Todd Litman
April 22, 2020, 10am PDT
Rick Cole discusses the existential challenges cities must grapple to be a leading city in the 21st century, Santa Monica's achievements during his five years as city manager, and the sacrifices that will be made as the city endures COVID-19.
The Planning Report
Blog post
April 14, 2020, 8am PDT
Many people assume that infectious disease risks make cities dangerous, but this is generally untrue. Other factors have more effect on pandemic risk and mortality rates, making cities safer and healthier than rural areas overall.
Todd Litman