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What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

Hurricane Harvey victims face toxic contamination It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of southern Texas. While a great deal of attention was focused on Houston, smaller … Continue reading

28/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Building resilience in the urban environment

Why Mexico is at the epicenter of the month’s most prominent natural disasters About two weeks ago, Hurricane Katia made landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico, about 200 miles east-northeast of Mexico … Continue reading

25/09/2017 · Leave a comment

What have we learned from disasters so far?

We need to rethink how we talk about infrastructure after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma The wonky words infrastructure and resilience have circulated widely of late, particularly since Hurricanes Harvey and … Continue reading

21/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning

Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning Houston has been wet since birth. In the 1840s, the German explorer Ferdinand von Roemer described the Brazos River prairie … Continue reading

03/09/2017 · Leave a comment

The Dark Side of Resilience

The Dark Side of Resilience Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in … Continue reading

24/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080

Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080 Does it feel like the heat is killing you this summer? Next year, that might be more … Continue reading

13/08/2017 · Leave a comment

NOAA Predicts More Hurricanes Than Usual This Year

Urban Climate Resiliency: New Microgrid Systems for New Storms Today, we stand at a crossroad where two complex challenges will either collide to make for an American future cast in … Continue reading

31/05/2017 · Leave a comment

“Resilience Bonds”: Secret Weapon Against Catastrophe

Urban disasters highlight need for resilience in Africa Rising disasters in Africa’s cities and their links with poverty and rapid, unplanned urbanisation are ever more apparent from tragedies such as … Continue reading

20/05/2017 · Leave a comment

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices with Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) … Continue reading

15/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Firefighting blamed for ‘megafires’ ravaging US forests

Water-short Singapore charts a course toward self-sufficiency Singapore may seem like an unlikely model for the rest of the world when it comes to water management. The island nation has … Continue reading

06/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster cases nearly doubled in 2016 (East Texas Red Cross)

East Texas Red Cross: Disaster cases nearly doubled in 2016 It has been a tough year for East Texans living through natural disasters. The Red Cross said they have addressed nearly … Continue reading

30/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Urban resilience? There’s an app for that

Urban resilience? There’s an app for that Informed by the academic discipline of ethnography and the gritty reality that life in the urban core is tough and short in resources, … Continue reading

12/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Rare cyclone wreaks havoc across Mediterranean…and more

Rare cyclone wreaks havoc across Mediterranean A rare Mediterranean cyclone has wreaked havoc in Sardinia, as more than two months of rain hit the island in just 24 hours. There … Continue reading

07/10/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

In rural Greece, quiet resilience in the face of economic calamity KARITAINA, GREECE—Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Building urban resilience In the last few years, the concept of resilience has rapidly become popular and is increasingly used in urban policy and strategies. Resilience appears to be fast … Continue reading


Resilience NEWS

Naturally Negative: The Growth Effects of Natural Disasters Growth theory predicts that natural disasters should, on impact, lower GDP per capita. However, the empirical literature does not offer conclusive evidence. … Continue reading

04/11/2013 · Leave a comment