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The city of Houston will decide their next mayor in November, in a rematch of the two candidates who ran against each other in a tight runoff election in 2015 as well as a host of additional candidates.
Houston Chronicle
August 11, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent round of thunderstorms brought public transit operations in Philadelphia to a screeching halt.
WHYY
August 3, 2019, 5am PDT
Lake Michigan has reached historic levels this summer. Properties on the Far North Side are most at risk. Swimmers have already been called back from the shore.
Chicago Tribune
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
July 25, 2019, 10am PDT
A new Los Angeles initiative looks to neighborhood councils to lead disaster planning efforts that involve more residents.
Smart Cities Dive
July 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Atmospheric river seems like a phrase that has only recently entered the parlance of the times, but the state of California has seen enough of the idea in action want to know more, and prepare for more.
Water News Network
July 2, 2019, 5am PDT
The Rockefeller Foundation has cited costs and a new strategic direction to explain why it abruptly cut off the program this year. While the work may live on in some form, the move underscores the risks of relying on private funding.
CityLab
June 14, 2019, 5am PDT
Vox and Curbed provide multi-media coverage of a Staten Island sea wall project as an example of the necessity of resilient infrastructure, and the shortcomings of our ability to predict the needs of the built environments in changed climates.
Curbed New York
June 7, 2019, 5am PDT
Toronto is preparing for the worst of climate change, but also the stresses of affordability, congestion, and aging infrastructure.
CBC News
May 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
Residents of Houston are less likely to think of flooding as a concern, or to think development should be prohibited in flood-prone areas, as in the years immediately following Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chronicle
May 8, 2019, 5am PDT
The new Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will build on the earlier work of the 100 Resilient Cities program.
Smart Cities Dive
May 7, 2019, 5am PDT
The New York City Department of City Planning has released a large set of recommendations for zoning changes designed to help the city's many coastal areas weather the inevitable extreme weather events of climate change and sea level rise.
NYC Planning
May 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city’s resilience plan seeks to identify shocks and stresses while fostering equity and community.
Next City
April 27, 2019, 5am PDT
June Williamson explains the necessary components of the next generation of the suburban retrofitting project, and why these actions are so necessary.
Redesigning Cities via YouTube
April 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Results of a new survey suggest that there are benefits to be reaped from a focus on climate change.
CityLab
April 2, 2019, 11am PDT
The largest privately funded climate-adaptation program in the United States, 100 Resilient Cities, will conclude in July.
Bloomberg
March 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
The floodwaters still haven't subsided in parts of the Midwest, and lessons about climate change, extreme weather and proactive planning are badly needed to avoid similar catastrophes in the future.
Forbes
March 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cultural institutions and heritage sites may contribute to a city’s social cohesion and attract investment.
CityLab
March 13, 2019, 5am PDT
It's been five years since the Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. A new analysis by the Urban Institute evaluates the accomplishments of 100 Resilient Cities so far.
100 Resilient Cities
February 12, 2019, 12pm PST
"Neighborhoods at Risk" offers new tools for illustrating the threats posed to communities by climate change.
Headwaters Economics