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Asset Data Illuminates the Road to Recovery

February 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

In 2005, hurricanes devastated Louisiana’s roads. Armed with a quality-driven approach to asset management, engineers used recovery efforts to meet federal reporting requirements. Videos taken right after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in September 2005 show…

Michigan Governor Declares Emergency Over Flint’s Drinking Water

January 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Maintenance

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today declared a state of emergency for Genesee County due to the ongoing health and safety issues caused by lead…

What Makes a City Resilient?

March 11, 2014 - in Smart Cities

When it comes to addressing civic problems, one of today's buzzwords is "resilience". The United Nations office for disaster risk reduction recently launched…

New York City Adds "Code Corps" to Harness Volunteers for Disaster Response

March 18, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Code Corps is the nation’s first municipal program that engages vetted volunteer technologists to realize lifesaving City government initiatives with an emphasis on emergency and disaster recovery needs. Code Corps partners include nonprofit and private…