Urban Resilience

Hurricanes

The Compounding Dangers of the Virus and Natural Disasters

As Hurricane Laura intensified into a Category 4 storm, public officials had to make decisions about evacuation during a time of sheltering in place. Researchers at Texas A&M University developed a risk index to guide decisionmaking processes.

August 28, 2020 - The Conversation

Louisville, Kentucky

How Can Cities Adapt to Rising Temperatures? Change the Weather

Brian Stone of the Georgia Institute of Technology writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

December 4, 2019 - JPER

Flooded Chicago River

Bolstering Urban Resilience in Chicago

The city’s resilience plan seeks to identify shocks and stresses while fostering equity and community.

May 6, 2019 - Next City

Los Angeles Earthquake

Los Angeles Resiliency Strategy Looks Beyond 'The Big One'

Renewable energy, sea-level rise, and, of course, seismic safety are all part of the plan.

March 8, 2018 - Next City

Wine Country Fires

Lessons on Resilience and Recovery from 2017's Worst Disasters

Dissecting successful disaster response in places like Houston and Mexico City could help California prepare for the inevitable.

February 27, 2018 - The Planning Report

Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta Unveils Strategy for Equitable Resilience

The new plan tackles housing affordability and food justice alongside water supply and greenhouse gas emissions.

November 9, 2017 - Saporta Report

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