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New ASTM International standard supports community resilience

A new ASTM International standard will support cost-effective ways for communities to respond, withstand, and recover from a wide range of potential catastrophes, such as natural hazards, utility outages, and human-caused disruptions.

BSA Space premiers NatureStructure showcase

On May 17, BSA Space will launch NatureStructure, an exhibition exploring a new generation of nature-centric projects designed to support nature and employ natural processes.

IBHS finds little progress in strengthening building codes

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.

WSP, Arcadis, Waggonner & Ball, and Yale Urban Design Workshop to design coastal resilience...

WSP, Arcadis, Waggonner & Ball, and Yale Urban Design Workshop were selected to design resilience measures to minimize flood risk and account for sea level rise affecting Bridgeport’s South End businesses and residents. The project is part of the $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), an initiative to help communities recover from disasters and safeguard against future hazards.

Disaster response bill includes funding for coastal restoration and research

HR 1892, legislation that set two year spending limits also included a Disaster Response bill to address the 2017 hurricanes and wildfires. The Disaster Response bill directly provides hundreds of millions of dollars for coastal restoration and resilience.

Smart infrastructure is theme of Smart Cities Week, Oct. 3-5

Smart infrastructure is the theme for Smart Cities Week 2017, which returns to the nation's capital for the third straight year, Oct. 3-5.

FHWA announces Resilience Webinar Series

FHWA is holding seven webinars on the results of four different resilience-focused projects conducted in cooperation with its state and local partners. FHWA has developed information, examples, and lessons learned on integrating resilience concerns into planning, project development and project engineering.

UN Disaster Resilience Scorecard, developed by AECOM and IBM, helps cities prepare for disaster

An updated Disaster Resilience Scorecard helps cities and local government agencies improve their preparedness and reduce risks from disasters.

Resource released: Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action

Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action highlights local, regional, and statewide efforts to build more resilient communities from the ground up.

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