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Urban Land Institute Receives $800,000 Grant from the Kresge Foundation to Support the Creation of Sustainable Communities

October 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Land Development, Planning

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015—The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and sustainable community building, has been awarded an $800,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation to support efforts by…

The AIWW Conference Offers Integrated Solutions for Circular Economy and Resilient Cities

October 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the platform for new alliances and fresh ideas: connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology.…

Farmers Irrigation District Unveils New Hydropower Turbine

October 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables, Water

Farmers Irrigation District, Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Governor’s office will unveil at a ribbon-cutting ceremony an efficient 3-megawatt…

EPA Recognizes WaterSense 2015 Partners of the Year

October 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the 2015 WaterSense award winners for creating, rebating, communicating and educating consumers about WaterSense-labeled products, homes and programs. These 17 winners and more than…

Using Green Infrastructure to Enhance Coastal Resilience

September 1, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. As such, this week presents an opportunity to reflect on how we as a nation prepare for hurricanes and other coastal hazards, particularly as climate…

FIU Launches Sea Level Solutions Center

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

MIAMI, Aug. 26, 2015—With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere. FIU ecologist Tiffany Troxler will serve as director. The center…

NOAA’s Green Infrastructure Product Suite Helps Communities Reduce Extreme Weather Impacts

August 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

August 25, 2015—As coastal community populations grow and climate change brings more frequent weather extremes, communities are looking for new ways to become more resilient. Green infrastructure is showing a lot of promise. Green infrastructure—natural…

Resilience AmeriCorps Announces Ten Cities for Its Pilot Program to Support Communities in Building Capacity and Technical Support for Climate Resilience

August 24, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) and Federal partners, along with The Rockefeller Foundation and Cities of Service, today announced the selection of ten Resilience AmeriCorps cities. Today’s…

DOT Helps States, Local Communities Improve Transportation Resilience

August 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

Under the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been working hard to support communities across the country as they adapt the planning, development, and management of their transportation assets for greater resilience in the face…

Resilient Cities: Changing the Way We Think About Urban Infrastructure

August 5, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

In the early morning of Sept. 8, 2014, rain began to fall across the Phoenix metro area. It showed no signs of stopping during the morning commute, and soon lakes were forming on streets and freeways. Drivers scrambled from their cars as floodwaters overtook…