Tag Archives: Resilience

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

Buffalo Bayou Park and Designing a Resilient Future for Houston

​As Hurricane Harvey affected the Houston area, many of the most poignant and striking images shared on social media featured before-and-after scenes of the flooding. One of the many landmarks being used as a yardstick for the storm’s power is Buffalo Bayou, an urban park and greenspace. The park shows the challenges of resilient design within the Houston metro area, a floodplain that’s seen its population and development rapidly expand over the last decade. Read more... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Reinforces Need for Cities to Plan for Disaster Resiliency

​ When a community is decimated by a 1,000-year weather event, with multiple feet of rain deposited on streets, parking lots and roofs, there is no way to plan where to put the water. The water must go somewhere. Architects, designers and urban planners have been urging communities to plan for crisis-level weather events for years; Hurricane Harvey reminds cities how important that is. Read more... Read more

Naturally Resilient Communities

Green infrastructure can play a crucial role in helping to reduce flood risk, while also providing a wide variety of additional benefits, including improved water quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat. In this free webinar from the American Planning Association, planning professionals from Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; and Pierce County, WA will discuss how they are using green infrastructure to address community flood risk. This webinar will also feature a description and demonstration of the Naturally Resilient Communities web-based... Read more

Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action

​Join the Governors’ Institute on Community Design for a kickoff panel as they release Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action. This new resource builds on builds on Building Resilient States: A Framework for Agencies, a report intended to introduce and integrate land use and transportation issues into states’ conversations about resilience. Disaster preparedness professionals can use that report and the set of recommendations to states and governors to plan for long-term resilience to natural disasters and adapt to a changing... Read more

Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action

​This new resource highlights local, regional, and statewide efforts to build more resilient communities from the ground up. The report was produced by the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, a program run in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Smart Growth America. Profiles in Action looks at examples in states across the country, focusing on each of the seven steps in the resilience Framework. Read more... Read more

Climate Resilience and Planning Peer Exchange: Atlanta Regional Commission

This new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) report summarizes a peer exchange on climate change resilience that was held October 4-5, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia and hosted by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The peer exchange was co-organized by FHWA and ARC and involved MPOs and State DOTs from around the country. Read more... Read more
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