Flooding

March 15, 2017, 12pm PDT
Stormwater and cities don't mix. Stormwater and nature, however, are well suited for each other.
Houston Chronicle
Blog post
February 15, 2017, 10am PST

Swings in weather-related fortunes will continue to push to unprecedented extremes, in California, in Texas, in Boston, in Long Island, in Louisiana, and everywhere else.

James Brasuell
January 6, 2017, 11am PST
Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh's, climate change plan is one of the most thorough in the country. The question remains: Will any of the plan be put into action?
Next City
December 26, 2016, 5am PST
A report from the Regional Plan Association maps out what might happen under 1, 3, and 6 feet of sea level rise. In the worst cases, several dense and populated regions are affected.
RPA Lab
December 15, 2016, 5am PST
Houston's development has meant the loss of many wetlands, a key factor in protecting the against floods. This, coupled with climate change, will mean more floods, causing more danger and damage to the growing city.
ProPublica
December 5, 2016, 11am PST
Many people don't realize it, but flooding is the most common weather-related disaster. What should people know about dealing with this persistent threat when it happens in their community?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 4, 2016, 5am PST
These Atlanta neighborhoods stand to gain in the long term from the city's new permeable pavement system and water retention park. But the project has displaced some residents.
Next City
November 1, 2016, 1pm PDT
New policies may be needed to encourage more responsible development and keep builders from constructing structures that will inevitably be flooded.
Pew Charitable Trusts
October 31, 2016, 5am PDT
The controversy over the flooding of the Addicks Reservoir outside Houston seems to have no resolution in site. What follows is a cautionary tale about building homes where waters flood.
Houston Chronicle
October 13, 2016, 9am PDT
Hurricane Matthew seemed to have hit a glancing blow on the southeastern seaboard over the weekend, until the floodwaters, and the death tolls, started to rise.
Vox
October 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
The CBC produced an interactive feature about the dangers of climate change in Canada, focusing on five cities threatened by environmental factors like sea-level rise, flooding, and wildfires.
CBC Radio
September 22, 2016, 7am PDT
Housing market pressures, flood insurance costs, changing FEMA maps, and improved methods of flood control are giving victims of flood damage in Louisiana mixed signals on how high they should rebuild their homes.
The Advocate (Louisiana)
September 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The American Society of landscape Architects is promoting a new guide to resilient landscape design, which examines hundreds of case studies for examples of infrastructure that works with nature, instead of against it.
ASLA The Dirt
August 28, 2016, 9am PDT
A case study in New York's response to the Hurricane Sandy flooding in the neighborhoods of Coney Island and Gravesend.
New York Economic Development Corporation
August 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Zillow has released research on how many of the nation's homes may be underwater (literally) by the year 2100. Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Louisiana are at the highest risk.
Zillow
August 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate change dominated the news this week, as flooding wreaked unfathomable havoc on the state of Louisiana.
Planetizen
August 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
The extreme weather events predicted for decades by climate scientists have been on parade in the Southern United States all year. Are we ready to say, "this is climate change"?
The New York Times
August 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is describing the flooding in Southeast Louisiana as an "unprecedented and historic flooding event."
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
June 11, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents the increasing frequency of nuisance floods and "clear-sky flooding."
USA Today
June 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
Recently released flood maps created by FEMA for the city of New Orleans are receiving criticism for being 'overly optimistic' when it comes to risks posed by hurricanes and rising sea levels.
The New York Times