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Resilience

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A neighborhood in New Orleans, badly damaged after Hurricane Katrina, is providing a test bed for an innovative new approach to urban planning.
Next City
December 4, 2019, 11am PST
Los Angeles County's Minh Le discusses the county's priorities for moving forward with recent technological advancements in solar and energy storage.
The Planning Report
November 27, 2019, 6am PST
MTA reassured disoriented New Yorkers that it's flooding subway entrances on purpose, to test barriers that it hopes will guard the system against another Sandy.
Quartz
November 21, 2019, 7am PST
Only a few places have managed to stem the tide of development in areas at risk to the effects (like wildfire and flooding) of climate change. Virginia Beach is an early test bed for what it takes to tell developers "no."
The New York Times
November 18, 2019, 6am PST
A plan to build a flood barrier between Manhattan and the East River overcame some last minute controversy on its way to approval this month.
Crain's New York Business
October 30, 2019, 9am PDT
An idea that is gaining support with the public as the state of California suffers through catastrophic fire season after catastrophic fire season is still a deeply difficult political proposition.
Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2019, 9am PDT
About 350,000 residents have lost wildfire insurance in recent years, as a series of catastrophic fires have swept the state of California and insurance industry struggles to keep up with climate change.
The Conversation
October 21, 2019, 11am PDT
The fingerprint of Hurricane Harvey and recurring flooding events around the state are evident in the statewide election in Texas on November 5, 2019.
Austin American-Statesman
October 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Planetizen has collected local and national news on a massive, ongoing environmental and infrastructure story in Northern California. There are maps to keep track of the scope of planned power outages.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
October 7, 2019, 5am PDT
An investigation of how resilience relates to sustainability, and how an understanding of that relationship informs more effective development investments.
Edward J. Jepson. Jr.
September 29, 2019, 11am PDT
Natalie Bicknell notes several deficiencies in the roadmap that resulted from Seattle's participation in the Rockefeller Foundation's now-defunct 100 Resilient Cities program.
The Urbanist
September 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
San Francisco International Airport lies on 5,171-acres of land on eight miles of shoreline along the west side of the San Francisco Bay. Protecting the property from sea-level rise is becoming a more challenging, and expensive, task.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new plan released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides technical and strategic assistance for the implementation of water reuse infrastructure around the United States.
WaterNewsNetwork
September 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The New York Times has published a spectacular mapping and data project to show the extent of flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the winter, spring, and summer of 2019.
The New York Times
September 13, 2019, 7am PDT
After the challenges of a rainy season with persistent flooding last year, New Orleans is ensuring that the future of its development is more stormwater friendly than its past.
NOLA.com
August 21, 2019, 8am PDT
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