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In This N.C. Town, a Model for Rebuilding Is Taking Shape

​As Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas in late August, a group of architects, landscape architects, designers, emergency management professionals, first responders and community members huddled into a county administration building to talk hurricane recovery. The group wasn’t in Houston, they were more than 1,000 miles away, in Princeville, North Carolina. Read more... Read more

Resilience: Planning on Disaster and Preparing for Disruption

​In light of an ever changing climate, increasingly stressed infrastructure, and growing security threats, we must take steps towards preventing and mitigating the duration and severity of water service interruptions. In this webinar, we will provide a basic framework for small water systems resilience planning and suggest various tools and resources to get plan implementation started. Learn more and register  ... Read more

Incorporating Climate Adaptation Into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning

​The natural hazards mitigation plan can provide a structured format for addressing effects of climate change within existing planning efforts and provide a starting point for connecting to other planning mechanisms. FEMA’s webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Learn more and register  ... Read more

Incorporating Climate Adaptation Into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning

​The natural hazards mitigation plan can provide a structured format for addressing effects of climate change within existing planning efforts and provide a starting point for connecting to other planning mechanisms. This webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Learn more and register... Read more

Integrating Smart Growth and Hazard Mitigation into Community Planning

​Smart growth strategies and hazard mitigation measures have similar goals. Both aim to make communities safer, healthier, and fiscally responsible. Communities across the nation use smart growth strategies to ensure that new development or redevelopment benefits the entire community and that limited public resources are used as efficiently as possible. This report explores those strategies. Learn more... Read more

U.S. Cities Increasingly Focused on Resilience, but Funding Challenges Persist

​The increased emphasis being placed by cities on embedding resilience into their land use and development policies was the topic of the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit. The consensus of the participants is that the most effective plans going forward will emphasize public/private initiatives and encourage greater collaboration with the real estate industry. They also emphasized the need for more funding sources. Read more... Read more
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