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FEMA Updates the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2015—On January 30, the President issued an Executive Order 13690, “Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input.” Prior to implementation of the Federal…

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…

MIT Initiative Focuses on Creating Resilient Places

June 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency, Modeling

San Francisco was nearly wiped off the map by earthquake and fire in 1906, yet residents seized on the disaster as an opportunity to rebuild and expand.…

Fighting Disaster with Better Land-Use Planning

July 6, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning

As different parts of the world stagger through the process of recovering from various natural disasters, we’re sure to be hearing more and more about the process of land-use planning. Whether it’s flooding in southern Alberta, or New York City, central…

Report Shows that Incorporating Resiliency When Repairing Damaged Infrastructure Returns Savings

April 27, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

Damages caused by extreme weather phenomena are increasing around the globe. In 2012, the costs of such damages totaled approximately US$160 billion worldwide. With dense populations, cities are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. For example, Superstorm…