Building Resiliency

Downtown Houston

Tracking Resilient Houston's Progress

The Resilient Houston initiative promises to strengthen the city's infrastructure and increase its capacity to thrive and adapt under crisis.

March 5, 2021 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Twin Cities

Keeping Our Cool: Extreme Heat in the Twin Cities Region

A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.

October 7, 2018 - PlanIt - Metropolitan Council

Florida Flood

Jacksonville's Radical Attempt To Curb Flooding

Jacksonville's urban core population has been cut in half over the last four decades. Now a new plan seeks to remove another neighborhood in an effort to fight flooding issues.

November 29, 2017 - Modern Cities

Planning for a Microgrid: Santa Monica Reclaims Industrial Space for Renewable Energy

Cities throughout California, including Santa Monica, have been awarded research and development funding through the California Energy Commission to plan community-scale microgrid solutions.

September 30, 2016 - The Planning Report

CN Tower rises above Gardiner Expressway on Toronto Waterfront

Ranking the Most Resilient Cities

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.

April 20, 2014 - Urban Land Magazine

NYC Building Code Gets Sandy-Inspired Rewrite

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg proposed sweeping changes to New York City's building code to better prepare the city's built environment for the increasing threats of rising seas and extreme storms that Hurricane Sandy made clear.

June 16, 2013 - The New York Times

NYC Studies How to Build Resiliency

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a new task force convened by New York's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn will look into potential changes to the city's building code, with recommendations due next summer.

November 26, 2012 - The New York Times

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