Resiliency

Resilience Renewed in Houston

For the fifth year in a row, the Route Fifty roadshow will explore the biggest themes in state and local government. This year’s roadshow kicks off in Houston, Texas to explore the city’s resiliency journey.

Going All-In On Resilience

COMMENTARY | Senior public administrators have a duty and the power to encourage the public sector community to more readily embrace resilience.

States Take the Reins in Resilience Planning

Governors say states are taking steps to assure their long-term resiliency in the face of worsening climate change—and in the absence of sweeping federal action.

Former Emergency Managers: Act Now Before the Next Storm

COMMENTARY | A former FEMA Administrator and former Florida emergency manager urge states and local governments to invest time and resources into preparing for future severe weather events.

Rockefeller Foundation Commits $8 Million to New Climate and Resilience Program

The move comes as the 100 Resilient Cities initiative supported by the foundation winds down.

A ‘Resilience’ Plan That’s About Much More Than Climate Change

The District of Columbia’s first ever resilience strategy focuses on areas ranging from flooding to affordable housing.

A Message to FEMA: Respond to Disasters Differently

Providing money to states faster after disasters, and offering funds before they strike, would make communities safer, governors said.

Entrepreneurs May Yet Save Us From Climate Change

COMMENTARY | Adapting to climate change will require new approaches at the local level. On the Chesapeake Bay, entrepreneurs are being incentivized to find the answers.

Boston Looks to Shore Up Its Harbor Against Flooding in 2019

The city wants a $10 million federal grant to make its coastline more resilient ahead of disasters.

Quake Early-Warning App Now Available to Anyone in Los Angeles

Making seismic alerts available to the public has been a priority for Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Crowdsourcing King Tides to Better Understand Rising Sea Levels

In Washington state and Virginia, the public can help planners and researchers monitor the inundation of low-lying coastal areas.

The Need to Accommodate More Floodwaters Near Sacramento

A tour of some of the levee infrastructure that protects California’s capital city.

Our National Infrastructure Problem Is Also a Mindset Problem

COMMENTARY | Pressing infrastructure concerns require a mental shift — a return to nature.

'Living With Water': Facing Climate Change, Cities Trade Sea Walls for Parks

City planners now say they are increasingly turning to methods aligned with the Dutch concept of “living with water.” Instead of resisting water, cities are channeling it to where they want it to go.

More Evidence Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Investments Can Pay Off

The National Institute of Building Sciences expands on work showing the benefits of mitigation spending far outweigh the costs.

Can ‘Mad Libs’ Save Our Failing Infrastructure?

A resiliency team takes an out-of-the-box approach to America’s least sexy problem.

Cities Address Hurdles to Sharing Data

An increasing number of operating systems are available to municipalities looking to streamline data sharing, but a global network wants them thinking about urban resilience as they do.

When Nuisance Flooding Becomes More of a Nuisance

Observations of a climate change tourist along Baltimore’s low-lying waterfront.