Posts Tagged "Communities/Cities"

Adapting to Climate Change: Does Nature Need a Helping Hand?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

On our farm I want to do the right thing for the land, and I think that includes not only working to get rid of invasive species but also introducing some more southern species that are not yet common in this area.

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Musing About Food Security as the Snow Swirls Outside

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

We are reminded, from time to time, just how quickly store shelves can be depleted.

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Searching for Optimism in an Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015

What inspired me to launch an organization to promote these and other aspects of resilient design, was the recognition that the safety aspects of these strategies might be a stronger motivation to get mainstream America on-board in achieving more sustainable, lower-carbon buildings and communities than simply “doing the right thing.”

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A Dramatic Resiliency Plan to Transform New York City: The BIG U Moves Forward

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014

The first portion of the project was approved by HUD in mid-October, 2014 for $335 million.

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Colleges and Universities Can be Models of Resilience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

Earlier this year I gave a presentation at a regional conference of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) on how college and university campuses can become resilience hubs. I was recently asked for information on this topic, so decided to upload my presentation so that it can be more widely viewed. There are a lot of reasons why colleges and universities are so well suited to achieving resilience: the single ownership of a campus; the ability to take a long view on economic return on infrastructure improvements; the legal responsibility for the safety of students; a density...

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