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NIST Awards $20 Million for Research Center to Help Communities Increase Resilience to Disaster

March 2, 2015 - in Corporate

San Diego—The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has awarded a $20 million cooperative agreement to Colorado State University (CSU) to establish the Community Resilience Center of…

100 Resilient Cities Effort Adds Private Sector Partners

September 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Financial, Projects

Today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Dr. Judith Rodin announced that 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation…

Victoria Land Use Plan Takes Climate Change Into Account

July 8, 2013 - in Planning

The Victorian Government's draft Gippsland Regional Growth Plan, a document that will guide land use and infrastructure planning, details the impacts…

Legislation Aims to Prepare Local Communities for Extreme Weather

December 19, 2012 - in Emergency

Proposed federal legislation announced today would support local planning to create more resilient communities in the face of increasing extreme weather events. The STRONG Act—Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground—was introduced this…

U.S. Infrastructure Wasn’t Built for Extreme Weather

November 26, 2012 - in Emergency, Transportation

The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways, and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy.…

U.S. Infrastructure Wasn't Built for Extreme Weather

November 26, 2012 - in Emergency, Transportation

The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways, and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy.…