Climate Adaption

Coastal Resilience

Revised Plans for Massive 'Ike Dike' Plan Revealed

A $26.2 billion proposal to protect the coastal area around Galveston has evolved since its first iteration in 2018.

October 29, 2020 - Houston Chronicle

Hurricane Protection

$31 Billion Hurricane Protection Plan Proposed for Texas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a suite of coastal infrastructure projects—i.e., floodgates and seawalls—to shore up the coast of Texas against Hurricane- and sea level rise-aided water.

October 29, 2018 - The Texas Tribune


Managed Retreat from Sea Level Rise

Coastal communities are battling the near certain rising sea levels. As a result, many are faced with the choice to stay and rebuild their homes or begin the process of "managed retreat" away from vulnerable coastal areas.

April 4, 2017 - WBUR

Roman Aqueduct

The Place of Water in Urban Design: An International Perspective

How cities around the world have approached thinking about how water management fits in to urban planning.

July 5, 2016 - The Planning Report

Los Angeles Skyline with houses

Some Like it Hot: Adapting Los Angeles to Climate Change

Closing out the "Just Add Water" lecture series, four panelists came together to discuss climate change, cultural shifts for sustainability, and adapting Los Angeles's urban fabric for greater climate resiliency in the future.

August 14, 2014 - Maayan Dembo

A New Idea To Save San Francisco Bay From Sea Level Rise

What do Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Intuit and many other tech companies in have in common? Their locations next o the San Francisco Bay could be underwater within 50 years as sea levels rise. The latest idea is a "Golden Gate Barrage".

September 3, 2013 - Xconomy

Climate Adaptation: Is Miami Indefensible?

In advance of President Obama's long-awaited speech on climate change, NPR looked at climate adaptation - preparing for the environmental changes it will cause. Rising sea level is the topic. In the U.S., two cities stand out: New York and Miami.

June 26, 2013 - NPR

New Climate Change Guidelines Will Impact Bay Area Development

Recognizing the inevitability of sea level rise and vulnerability of much of the Bay Area, the region has adopted the first climate adaptation rules in the nation. Building along the shores of S.F. Bay remains possible.

October 8, 2011 - The Bay Citizen

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.