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Review of “Standards and Finance to Support Community Resilience”

From the “Recovery Diva”  White House released a report titled Standards and Finance to Support Community Resilience.  The Diva asked John Plodinec, guru on the topic of resilience, to provide a review of the report. John …

OPPORTUNITY SINCE 1970 A HISTORICAL REPORT

From Opportunity Nation  Central to our identity as Americans is a shared belief that, no matter how humble your origins, with hard work and perseverance, you can improve your prospects and give your children a shot at a …

What Comes Around, Goes Around (and Around and Around): Reviving the Lost History of FEMA and its Importance to Future Disasters

By H. Quinton Lucie  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) lacks a coherent historical record. Often this results in the agency repeating the mistakes of its past…Read More

Hurricane Matthew: Effect on Healthcare and Community Resilience – See more at: http://www.ajmc.com/contributor/s-mantravadi/2016/12/hurricane-matthew-effect-on-healthcare-and-community-resilience

By: S. Mantravadi and Harris Alibasic  Strong, accessible health systems and connectedness within community infrastructure affects community resilience in the face of public health emergencies and natural disasters…Read More

JOINT UNITED STATES-CANADA ELECTRIC GRID SECURITY AND RESILIENCE STRATEGY

This Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (Strategy) is a collaborative effort between the Federal Governments of the United States and Canada and is intended to strengthen the security and resilience of the …

Anger, mourning and the American right

Arlie Hochschild  We live in grim times. There’s a job to do.’ So says Arlie Hochschild, author, sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley and self-styled ‘feminist, liberal and environmental wacko’…Read More

The Fires across Israel: Insights and Lessons for National Security

By Meir Elran  The wave of fires on November 22-26, 2016 throughout Israel – 1,773 in number – resulting from extreme weather conditions should direct the attention of the public and decision makers to the risks …

Smart Surface’ report shows savings from pervious, porous pavements, cool roofs

A new report documents large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C., could realize from such “smart surface” technologies as pervious concrete or permeable concrete paver installations, cool or green roofs, and solar photovoltaic panels…Read …

Unbreakable: Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters

Report from World Bank  “Economic losses from natural disasters totaled $92 billion in 2015.” Such statements, all too commonplace, assess the severity of disasters by no other measure than the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural …

New York City Activates ‘Critical Backup’ Water Tunnel

By Sara Jerome  New York City activated a drinking water tunnel from Brooklyn to Staten Island last month after the $250 million project faced delays due to Hurricane Sandy…Read More

Common Good Forecaster

Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council…Read More

Our nation’s infrastructure will crumble without resilience

For those of us who work in cities, it was great to hear New York Sen. Charles Schumer’s announcement this week that one of his first legislative priorities — should he become Senate majority leader — …

Forum: 4 years after Hurricane Sandy: Building a more resilient coast in Connecticut

By Wendi Weber   Four years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy struck the Atlantic Coast, causing more than 100 deaths in the United States, destroying thousands of homes and devastating coastal communities…Read More

Go out and grab opportunities being created, PM Lee tells youth

SINGAPORE — With anxiety building up due to the gloomy economic outlook, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sought to reassure young Singaporeans that a wealth of opportunities are being created for them…Read More

White House Partners With Industry on Climate Data

By: Eleanor Lamb  The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) launched a public-private partnership on Sept. 22 with the sole purpose of sharing and using data for climate resilience…Read More

Study: Only eight percent of Louisiana municipalities participate in risk mitigation program

The National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) can provide significant cost-savings on flood insurance rates for all residents…Read More

A Solution to the Housing Supply Problem

International Center on Housing Risk hosted two conferences last week…Read More

When you mess up, get up: the power of failure in building resilience

In the middle of his bar routine – having flung himself into the air with style and skill – Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland missed the bar at the last grasp and face-planted into the mat…Read More

In shock, but resilient: State shifting to recovery mode as floodwaters recede

It’s a familiar sight to Louisianians: flooring, furniture and drywall heaped next to streets after a flood…Read More

How a South Louisiana festival becomes a celebration of resilience

Jessica Goff, The Daily Advertiser Published: August 22, 2016, 5:00 am.  DELCAMBRE, La. (The Daily Advertiser) – A few blocks away from piles of waterlogged, roadside rubbish, a festival went on as it has for 66 …

America Unprepared: 3 Startling Realities You Didn’t Know About Young Americans

by Pete Olsen · Published September 16, 2016 · Updated September 21, 2016.  Earlier this week the Council for a Stronger America released the 2016 Citizen-Readiness Report that highlights new data indicating that “many young Americans …

Book Review: Resilience – the Ultimate Sustainability

Reviewed by Dr. John Plodinec, Associate Director, Community and Regional Resilience Institute.  Aris Papadopoulos manages to pack a lots of facts, figures, and recommendations for the future in this small (177 pp of text) book…Read More

What is a citizen?

by Jennie Bristow  The debates around the EU referendum vote have revealed a clash of realities. This has been quite disconcerting. Conversations with friends, family members and colleagues who voted differently have invoked, not only differences of …

Hidden Lives and Human Resilience

When visiting Auschwitz concentration camp and the Birkenau selection facility in Poland, the sobering reminder of man’s inhumanity to man, was painfully obvious…Read More

…But the Network’s Up (Business Continuity is only for IT, right?)

by Lance Charnes  You have a great business continuity plan. You analyzed your network, you eliminated all the single points of failure, all your departments defined RTOs…Read More

Resilience: Navigating toward a Sustainable Future

By: Joseph Fiksel, Iris Goodman, Alan Hecht  Twenty-first century pressures such as climate change and global urbanization are intensifying the potential for unexpected disruptions, ranging from natural catastrophes to terrorist attacks…Read More

International student finds resilience and confidence in first-year experience

After traveling about 8,000 miles from her home of New Dehli, India, to attend the University of Missouri–St. Louis last fall, business major Prachi Talwar experienced a touch of culture shock and more than a little …

Cascadia Lifelines Program

The Cascadia Lifelines Program conducts research that will allow Oregon’s lifeline providers to implement value- and cost-informed decisions to mitigate damage to Pacific Northwest infrastructure as the result of Cascadia subduction zone earthquakes…Read More

In West Virginia, America’s resilience shines on

By GARY GILBERT   My wife and I had decided two weeks ago to have a mini-vacation in eastern West Virginia…Read More

FiveThirtyEight — Gun Deaths in America

By Ben Casselman, Matthew Conlen and Reuben Fischer-Baum   This interactive graphic is part of our project exploring the more than 33,000 annual gun deaths in America…Read More

Attack in Nice exposes once again that our modern society lacks resilience

The horrific attack in Nice that led to the deaths of at least 84 is just the latest event to expose the vulnerability of Western societies…Read More

Cities Should Look Inward to Boost Resilience

By Allan Co | July 1, 2016.  Pittsburgh has become a poster child of urban transformation and revitalization…Read More

Railway, Resilience and Rainbows: Glenfarne Kiltyclogher Heritage Tour

As a boy Hubert McMorrow used to catch the SLNCR railway. Getting on at the big bog train station outside Glenfarne…Read More

In West Virginia, America’s resilience shines on

By GARY GILBERT.  My wife and I had decided two weeks ago to have a mini-vacation in eastern West Virginia…Read More

Gun Deaths In America

This interactive graphic is part of our project exploring the more than 33,000 annual gun deaths in America…Read More

Attack in Nice exposes once again that our modern society lacks resilience

The horrific attack in Nice that led to the deaths of at least 84 is just the latest event to expose the vulnerability of Western societies…Read More

Developing reputational resilience ahead of your crisis

Recent high profile crises remind us of the impact of reputational damage resulting in the destruction of market value and subsequent recovery costs…Read More

Resources for change and the importance of organizational inducements and psychological resilience

The authors found that the organizational inducements and resilience are two main factors that positively affect employees’ commitment to change (two types: normative and affective commitment).   Read More

After Brexit: academics need to get out more

The result of the EU referendum has made abundantly clear the gulf that exists between the intellectuals and the masses…Read More

Cities can prepare for hurricane season by reforming shortsighted and outdated laws

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, and the public awareness campaign is fueling speculation…Read More

Rebuilding Baltimore: How can US cities become more economically resilient?

In his second article for CityMetric, Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the US non-profit Center for Community Progress, explores how to make American cities more resilient…Read More

From Singapore to Scranton, PA: What does economic resilience really look like?

In the first of two articles, Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the US non-profit Center for Community Progress, asks: What does it mean for a city to be economically resilient?  Read More

What Small Business Can Teach The Big End Of Town About Disruption

They may not have massive budgets or a dedicated marketing team, but small businesses are leaving big business in their wake when it comes to creating disruptive technologies and driving innovation…Read More

Six ways the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help business entrepreneurs

With the increasing swirl of interest around mindfulness, resilience and innovation we can’t forget that there are many who have trodden this path before us with important lessons we can borrow…Read More

Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway

By Kate chapple Climate change is forecast to have a significant and damaging impact on the railway network, through a combination of higher average temperatures; rising sea levels; more frequent floods and heat waves…Read More

A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

Americans in small counties are much less likely to start new businesses, a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country… Read More

Transcript: Sheryl Sandberg at the University of California at Berkeley 2016 Commencement

 Lean In author addressed loss and resilience at UC Berkley’s commencement… Read More

Normalizing failure: The Resilience Lab

By Clarissa Suharli  Before becoming the associate professor of sociology, UW professor Alexes Harris stumbled upon numerous struggles in her professional life … Read More

Practical Advice: The creative power of resilience

No one gets through this life without challenges. We all have them. Some may seem easier or worse than others, but that is really quite subjective… Read More