Note this piece says we are “socializing the risk” for sea level rise in places like Florida.  Remember the other side – that we privatizing the benefit (living near the water.) Eugene Linden in the LA Times We wrote ...

Over 150 teams submitted proposals to make the NY / NJ region more resilient, ten finalists were selected and the winning six designs were announced yesterday by HUD Secretary Sean Donovan.  This finishes a year an a half long process ...

The Rockefeller Foundation has sweetened the pot in their 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.  The selected cities will have the salary of a Chief Resiliency Officer paid for by the Foundation.  More on Fast Company’s ...

As a country below sea-level, the Netherlands has been dealing with water issues for centuries.  In the 1950’s they  began building the Delta Works, a series of massive barriers built to protect against the 10,000-year storm.  ...

We have mentioned the Rebuild by Design competition here before, and most people saw news about one of the wildest projects in the mix, the additional barrier islands in front of NY and NJ.  But here is a good synopsis of each ...

Well it is that time of the year again, when towns get their beaches and infrastructure ready for the summer season.  Smart towns put concessions stands and whatever else they can on wheels and take them out of harm’s way in the ...

Years of Living Dangerously sounds like a history of development at the Jersey Shore.  But in fact it is the title of a Showtime series exploring climate change as it affects human beings, not climate change as an academic discussion. 

Maybe it was not that bad, but the public, environmental, and planning professionals are feeling snubbed because the Office of Emergency Management in NJ submitted their Hazard Mitigation Plan to the feds without any input from the public. 

Rebuild by Design is a federally supported design competition to make the coasts more resilient.  An Associated Press story by Wayne Parry highlights one proposal here. But don’t just focus in on this one design, there are many ...

Now these folks are rethinking! First, a video (OK is a promotional video but it is cool).  If disaster strikes I want one of these! And this fellow just won a coveted prize in architecture, the Pritkzer prize, for designing temporary ...