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Four Agencies Join with NIST to Co-Sponsor New Community Resilience Panel

November 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

Four federal agencies have joined with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to sponsor a new independent panel devoted to reducing barriers to community resilience—the capacity to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions,…

HUD Releases Green Infrastructure Report Within New Online Library

May 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

In mid-March, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched theSustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library. HUD awarded…

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

September 23, 2014 - in Analysis, Financial, Planning

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. He was…

New York and New Jersey Get Funding for “Rebuild by Design” Projects as Part of Post-Sandy Hardening

June 10, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Featured, Projects

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced HUD funding for projects in New York and New Jersey, along with Mayor De Blasio, Governor Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer. HUD's post-Sandy program awarded combined $540 million for a 10-mile…

Building Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships

September 2, 2013 - in Announcement, Projects

The 2012 National Research Council report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative revealed a strong community of stakeholders eager to build resilience to risk and catastrophic disasters in the United States.  The Research Council plays a leading role…

Creative Urban Planning Needed to Evolve During Economic Hardship

May 10, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

This week, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan called for a new creativity in urban planning, during a talk at MIT. Political pressures, environmental changes and fiscal troubles have all combined to exert pressure to do more with less.…

The U.S. and the Netherlands Join Forces on Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Planning

March 4, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, today signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation between their two countries…

Local Planning Across Metropolitan Chicago Gets a Boost from Ideas Exchange

May 29, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

To help implement the region's innovative GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan, communities across the seven counties of metropolitan Chicago are getting staff assistance and funding from the region's official planning agency and the leading community foundation.…