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A Tale of Two Recoveries: 5 Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy

by Warren Edwards

How the social contexts in Mississippi and New Jersey affected recovery.  By Susan Cutter and Christopher Emrich, June 25, 2015…Read More

What We Do Together: The State of Associational Life in America

by Warren Edwards

Social Capital Project — Prepared by the Vice Chairman’s Staff of the Joint Economic Committee at the request of Senator Mike Lee, May 2017…Read More

Philadelphia: From Wood to Ductile Iron – A Leader in Water Infrastructure Innovation

by Warren Edwards

Posted to Politics June 09, 2017 by Patrick Hogan  Not long after the Liberty Bell rang out the fledging United States’ victory over the British monarchy, enterprising minds in Philadelphia constructed a water main system using pine …

Risk Is Inevitable. Resilience Is Everything

by Warren Edwards

Jeff Thomson ,  Contributor  All companies, regardless of size, face a myriad of risk in today’s global business and economic climate — from cyber risk to natural disaster preparedness to supply chain disruption…Read More

This is why infrastructure is so expensive

by Warren Edwards

June 5, 2017 by Charles Marohn  A few weeks ago I finished the book Catastrophic Care: Why Everything We Think We Know about Health Care is Wrong by David Goldhill. In 400 pages he shed more light …

Resilience in Troubled Times

by Warren Edwards

June 1, 2017 by John Beckett  Writing has been difficult lately. I’m being pulled in about a dozen directions and none of them are suitable for blogging, at least not for now. I started and discarded two …

Insurance is the “ultimate community product” for social resilience: ICMIF CEO

by Warren Edwards

2nd June 2017 – Author: Luke Gallin  Insurance and reinsurance is far more than just a policy and the capabilities and capacity of the risk transfer industry must be utilised to increase global disaster resilience, stressed Shaun …

Why disaster preparedness is important

by Warren Edwards

By: Guillermo M. Luz  Now that it’s officially the “rainy season,” perhaps it’s time to review some lessons from the past and what they tell us about disaster preparedness.  I recently attended the UN Global Platform …

‘Resilience Bonds’: A secret weapon against catastrophe

by Warren Edwards

By Amanda Ruggeri    In a conference room overlooking downtown Miami, British executives are talking about why they know south Florida’s streets so well. It isn’t because of the sunshine. It’s because of the area’s risk …

A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America

by Warren Edwards

Thomas L. Friedman MAY 24, 2017  OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — In his dystopian Inaugural Address, President Trump painted a picture of America as a nation gripped by vast “carnage” — a landscape of “rusted-out factories scattered …

5 Key Components to Effective Disaster Preparedness

by Warren Edwards

Scott Cormier, VP of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety Medxcel Facilities Management  Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in …

The Well-Tempered City –

by Warren Edwards

What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life,  Jonathan F. P. Rose  Read More

Building Resilient Streets and Neighbourhoods

by Warren Edwards

Posted By: Veronica Cooperon: May 21, 2017In: News, Vital People  As chickens cluck loudly, it’s important to clarify, we’re not on a farm, but in a backyard in Victoria West…Read More

Waiting for `The Big One’ to Shake San Francisco: QuickTake Q&A

by Warren Edwards

by Jeffrey Taylor More stories by Jeffrey Taylor ‎May‎ ‎26‎, ‎2017‎ ‎12‎:‎00‎ ‎AM What happens to the San Francisco Bay area when the next major earthquake strikes? Read More

At ECOS Conference States Meet to Discuss Unsexy Side of Infrastructure

by Warren Edwards

Posted to Energy April 06, 2017 by Erin Mundahl  When President Donald Trump announced his proposed budget, environmentalists across the country gasped at his proposal to dramatically cut funding to the Environmental Protection Agency…Read More

How can we build cities to be resilient to the challenges of the 21st century?

by Warren Edwards

Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, shares her thoughts on how governments can partner with communities to strengthen resilience planning…Read More

Green Energy Poverty: Are Low Income Americans Impoverished by Alternative Energy?

by Warren Edwards

Posted to Energy April 19, 2017 by Erin Mundahl  Sunday is Earth Day. While environmentalist groups are planning marches to support renewable energy development, several groups are pushing back by declaring April 17-21 Green Energy Poverty Week…Read …

Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change

by Warren Edwards

“Resilience” is a buzzword often used in scientific literature to describe how animals, plants and landscapes can persist under climate change. It’s typically considered a good quality, suggesting that those with resilience can withstand or adapt …

Insurance industry can play role in infrastructure resilience

by Warren Edwards

To better manage risks and recover quickly, city infrastructure owners and operators must move beyond asset-by-asset risk management to build resilience within and between infrastructure systems, says a Lloyd’s of London report issued Monday…Read More

Resilience in Rural Australia is Becoming a Core Competency

by Warren Edwards

As Queensland looks to its recovery from Cyclone Debbie it’s timely to reflect on resilience, the challenges for communities and the need to develop a skillset that promotes greater collaboration and capacity building, writes Natalie Egleton …

What the I-85 Collapse Signals about American Infrastructure

by Warren Edwards

This column was written by Lili Carneglia. Atlanta is already known for having some of the worst traffic in the world, and the recent collapse along a major interstate will only make congestion worse…Read More

Two Centuries of US Immigration

by Warren Edwards

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Our Miserable 21st Century

by Warren Edwards

by Nicholas N. Eberstadt  From work to income to health to societal mobility, the year 2000 marked the beginning of what has become a distressing era for the United States… Read More

Driving Resilient Design, One Edition at a Time

by Warren Edwards

In the face of climate change, model codes and standards can be an unlikely vehicle for advancing strategies that help protect buildings and infrastructure…Read More

Building business resilience

by Warren Edwards

PLANNING to hit the beach these days means we also instinctively plan to protect ourselves with sunscreen, a hat, pair of sunnies and the right clothing. Not surprisingly being in business ought to prompt a similar …

New ebook: Resilience Matters

by Warren Edwards

Resilience Matters; Sustainable, Equitable Solutions. This new, free ebook available from Island Press; here is the direct link to the 175 page book. Thanks to reviewer Dr. John Plodinec for reading the book and preparing this …

Atlantic Council Launches New Resilience Center in Face of Mounting Global Disruptions

by Warren Edwards

WASHINGTON, DC – At the inaugural meeting of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience, a high-level group of policymakers, experts, and local leaders urged governments to accelerate efforts to integrate resilience into decision-making as a critical …

This Resilience-Minded News Service Encourages Grassroots Solutions

by Warren Edwards

Rockefeller’s new platform, Zilient, wants to expose leaders to solutions that will help cities and countries bounce back from disasters…Read More

Project drawing on recovery lessons from Hurricane Sandy aims to improve U.S. resilience and disaster preparedness

by Warren Edwards

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University will lead research to determine why some communities recover from natural disasters more quickly than others, an effort aimed at addressing the nation’s critical need for more resilient infrastructure and …

Managing Chaos

by Warren Edwards

Our secret fears are true: We write emergency plans that nobody reads. But it’s worse than that…Read More

Climate Policy in the Age of Trump

by Warren Edwards

By Ted Nordhaus, Alex Trembath, and Jessica Lovering  Of the many reasons that a slim minority of voters chose to elect a bombastic reality television star to be president of the United States, climate change was …

Viewpoint: City of Atlanta continues its efforts of building Atlanta’s resilience

by Warren Edwards

The City of Atlanta is in a unique position to tackle social and economic challenges which will help promote resilience in the already ascendant City we see today…Read More

What Drives Urban Resilience? Two Cities That Bounced Back

by Warren Edwards

by Richard Barkham, Global Chief Economist, and Matthew Walaszek, Senior Research Analyst, at CBRE…Read More

Resilience: It’s Not Political

by Warren Edwards

By John McManus  Builderonline.com’s new Resilient Homes resource center aims to help builders committed to protecting home buyers from nature’s risks…Read More

Green Bonds Rise as Tool for Water Infrastructure, Resilience

by Warren Edwards

By Paul Burton   Environmentally conscious green bonds are a tool more issuers use to finance various means of purifying drinking water and buffering against rising seas…Read More

COMMON GOOD FORECASTER

by Warren Edwards

Explore How Education Affects Us All…Read More

Reinventing Poor Cities at Scale

by Warren Edwards

By Charles Marohn   Flint, MI presents a very compelling story. A city full of poor, disadvantaged people from which the affluent have fled. An economy in systematic decline where jobs have been shipped out and factories …

And the poor shall rise

by Warren Edwards

By Johan Norberg — Did you hear the breaking news? Yesterday, 138,000 people rose out of extreme poverty. Another 138,000 rose out of extreme poverty the day before. And the day before that, too. Of course you …

Review of “Standards and Finance to Support Community Resilience”

by Warren Edwards

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

by Warren Edwards

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 Warren Edwards

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 Warren Edwards

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

by Warren Edwards

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

by Warren Edwards

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 Warren Edwards

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

by Warren Edwards

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

by Warren Edwards

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 Warren Edwards

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

by Warren Edwards

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

Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016

by Warren Edwards

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