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Paradise, California, burned to the ground last year, and the town’s recovery has begun. But questions remain about the measures that should be put into place to prevent another disaster.
July 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Politicians in California are trying to plan for a rising sea, but some have stopped using the phrase “managed retreat” because they feel it derails the process.
October 5, 2018, 5am PDT
After delays and a groundbreaking that still has not happened, proposed changes to New York’s big resiliency project have not been well received.
December 5, 2016, 8am PST
Even as the Golden State has a wetter fall, California's water leaders have launched a new tool to leverage information technology and available information to support decisions around local water reliability.
April 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Officials see chance to move residents out of flood zone, improving access to beach, and deliver affordable housing and infrastructure.
April 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Colorado Department of Local Affairs releases "Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado," a guide and website to help Colorado agencies prepare for natural disasters and reduce risks through resilience and hazard mitigation.
Colorado DOLA Press Release
January 27, 2016, 11am PST
When charrettes and public design workshops reach their most inclusive and transparent forms, do they become social innovation labs? Hazel Borys thinks so.
January 27, 2015, 1pm PST
And an update from Codes Study about the 600 places that really are upping their game with form-based codes.
January 21, 2015, 12pm PST
Despite what some see as slow progress five years after an earthquake rocked Haiti, architect and sustainability consultant Dave Hampton writes about how he and others see hope for the future.
June 19, 2014, 6am PDT
How can the contemporary concepts in ecology studies—adaptability, resiliency, and flexibility—advance urban planning practices?
April 30, 2014, 11am PDT
Be Prepared! It's more than a motto: it's how we must respond to continuing large-scale natural disasters.
April 20, 2014, 11am PDT
Resilience has entered into the planning and urbanism lexicon as a large challenge for all places pursuing prosperous, sustainable futures. A new study examines the world’s leading cities for lessons in resilience.
February 12, 2014, 5am PST
The number of megacities is expected to double over the next decade, and many of these growing cities are far from resilient. The solution: frugal engineering and local knowledge.
January 7, 2014, 6am PST
During the nightly blackouts designed to protect London from aerial attack during World War II, authorities used white paint as a cheap tool for making the city navigable in the darkness. Could London offer lessons for building resilient cities?
January 1, 2014, 11am PST
Many of America's national treasures sit in low lying areas of D.C. that are vulnerable to extreme floods (it was built atop a tidal plain, after all). With such floods likely to increase, planners and engineers are devising protection plans.
September 27, 2013, 8am PDT
Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer talks about the failures with federal natural disaster relief and how the country should build its resiliency to climate change with The Planning Report.
August 19, 2013, 1pm PDT
A task force created by the White House in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has published its 69-point strategy for communities to better withstand and recover from extreme weather events.
June 13, 2013, 12pm PDT
The City of San Francisco announced this week that the numerous sharing economy companies headquartered in the the Bay Area will work with public officials to utilize their technologies in enhancing the city's disaster preparedness and response.
November 7, 2012, 2pm PST
As an increasing percentage of the world's population, and economic assets, confront the threats of climate change, the aftermath of Sandy provides an opportunity for New York to set a global example for building stronger, smarter cities.
August 17, 2012, 8am PDT
Already the hottest major American city, Peter O'Dowd describes how planners in Phoenix are preparing for the increased sizzle brought on by global warming.