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Can Cities Be "Resilient" and "Sustainable" at the Same Time?

October 29, 2012 - in Water

If you've successfully flushed a toilet recently, then you appreciate (at least subconsciously) the workings of a good sewer system. Waste disappears, no matter what time of day or night, or what the weather's like. But weather is actually a challenge for…

The Year Climate Started Hurting Politicians

October 27, 2012 - in Uncategorized

In city after city, the story has been the same. An extreme weather event hits, the city's team has been overwhelmed, and the whole issue becomes a small…

Do Industrial Cities Need to Demolish in Order to Rebuild?

October 17, 2012 - in Maintenance

One of the most powerful visual legacies of the great recession and foreclosure crisis are the vacant properties left behind. The thousands of empty houses,…

Costly Infrastructure Upgrades Could Ease Wind Storm Recovery

July 5, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy

In the aftermath of violent storms that knocked out power to millions from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, sweltering residents and elected officials are demanding to know why it’s taking so long to restring power lines and why they’re not more resilient…

New Global Initiative on Urban Resilience Announced at Rio+20

June 22, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and partners unveiled a new initiative that will catalyze urban resilience action worldwide at the Rio+20 Global Town Hall today. The Global Initiative on Urban Resilience (GIUR) bolsters disaster resilience - one…