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Resilience

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
February 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Monday marked the first time King County Metro Transit has deployed its almost-decade-old plan to deal with winter conditions.
The Seattle Times
February 2, 2019, 9am PST
California and Arizona couldn't come to terms on a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, compelling the Department of the Interior to act.
KQED
January 17, 2019, 1pm PST
A new flood plan for Norfolk, Virginia aims to establish a new model for coastal resilience.
The Virginian-Pilot
January 12, 2019, 5am PST
As hurricane seasons get more destructive, a less reactionary approach to stormwater infrastructure investment may be needed.
Brookings
January 5, 2019, 1pm PST
A new earthquake warning system is in place in the city of Los Angeles.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
January 3, 2019, 1pm PST
The planning history of Paradise, California is blamed for the destruction of the city in the Camp Fire. Can planners find new models for both limiting carbon emissions and preparing for the effects of climate change?
Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2019, 2pm PST
Dallas's resiliency plan analyzed the best ways to combat heat in every neighborhood.
Governing Magazine
December 1, 2018, 9am PST
The Accelerating Climate Resiliency Mini Grant Program will award grants to six to 15 projects, policies, and actions to protect people from the impacts of climate change.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
November 30, 2018, 12pm PST
Researchers from the University of Maryland and Texas A&M surveyed stormwater officials and synthesized the results. Their conclusion: "Rainwater is taking its toll on metropolitan America"
Slate
November 14, 2018, 2pm PST
The city of Paradise was prepared for the Camp Fire when it ripped through the town last week, and it still wasn't enough to save everyone.
Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2018, 1pm PST
The state of Louisiana is deploying giant 'pillows' of crushed rock to slow coastal erosion.
The Times-Picayune
October 19, 2018, 9am PDT
With the news of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report predicting dire consequences of climate change and seal level rise still fresh, the city of Boston has released a plan for how it will shore up its coastline.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 18, 2018, 8am PDT
Alexandria, Virginia's waterfront was built on landfill below the natural elevation of the Potomac River. City officials hope to build new seawalls to protect that area from floods.
Greater Greater Washington
September 9, 2018, 7am PDT
Introduced with fanfare in 2015, the OneNYC plan is ready for an update.
Smart Cities Dive
September 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Transport policy reforms help achieve many Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty reduction; access to healthcare, education, employment, and clean water; gender equality; better settlements; energy conservation; and emission reductions.
Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
August 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Arizona has excelled at storing water in preparation for future droughts. The challenge now is how cities will access that water when they need it.
Arizona Daily Star