Tag Archives: Urban Planning

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

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

One Way to Promote Green Infrastructure in Your City

Green infrastructure offers an economically viable, politically equitable and environmentally responsible way of dealing with our nation’s landscape. A stormwater retention credit trading program represents a cost-effective solution to dealing with America’s aging infrastructure. Read more... Read more
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