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Dewberry to develop flood risk reduction strategies across state of New York

The New York State Office of General Services selected Dewberry to support an array of flood protection and dam safety engineering and mapping services.

Project draws on recovery lessons from Hurricane Sandy to improve U.S. resilience and disaster...

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 to enhance preparedness.

Rutgers research: ‘Smart cities’ should be super-connected, green and resilient

Superstorm Sandy sparked a Rutgers professor’s interest in helping to engineer smart cities, where everything is connected; renewable energy, green infrastructure and sustainability reign; and resilience after breakdowns, disasters and malicious attacks is critical.

White House Office of Management and Budget releases report to support community resilience

The White Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a new report — Standards and Finance to Support Community Resilience — the culmination of collaboration with leaders in re/insurance, catastrophe modeling, and building science to advance community resilience and insurability.

Army Corps continues joint efforts four years after Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy pounded the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked diligently, together with its federal, state, local and industry partners, to complete construction on more than 106 authorized and funded coastal storm damage risk reduction projects.

Jacobs joins 100 Resilient Cities Platform of Partners

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. joined 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, as a Platform Partner to give urban centers across the world access to tools to help them plan and implement citywide resilience strategies and establish measures for success.

NJIT professor talks disaster-minded planning

NJIT College of Architecture and Design Professor Georgeen Theodore discusses the evolving role of the disaster-minded urban planner, how environmental challenges affect design — and why focusing less on the built artifact and more on the design process will help people prepare for storms in the future.

Purdue to lead multi-hazard research with $4.1 million NSF award

The National Science Foundation awarded Purdue University a five-year, $4.1 million grant by to help coordinate a national initiative aimed at minimizing damage to physical civil infrastructure.

Arup develops new benchmark for seismic construction

Arup and Jay Paul Company, a real estate firm based in San Francisco, announced that 181 Fremont (the third tallest structure in San Francisco) has achieved a REDi Gold Rating, which will make it the most resilient tall building on the West Coast of the U.S. when completed.
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