Lisa Iulo, associate professor of architecture and director of the Hamer Center for Community Design in the Stuckeman School at Penn State, is the lead researcher on an interdisciplinary team that has received funding from Penn State to develop community-based solutions to river flooding in Pennsylvania under the University’s strategic plan seed grant program.
A study that analyzes flood loss claims and estimates from over 74,000 properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s Harris County finds that a strategic land buyout approach that prioritizes the purchase of land parcels in “clusters,” as well as proximity to existing open space, is just as cost-effective as the traditional, piecemeal approach.
Bureau of Reclamation makes funding available for projects that build long-term resilience to drought
The Bureau of Reclamation has made a funding opportunity available as part of its WaterSMART Drought Response Program for projects that build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions.
Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique could eventually contribute to more resilient structures during natural disasters.
The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) new book, Resilience Engineering for Urban Tunnels, provides a basis for development of a dynamic risk control and resilient design approach to urban tunnels.
Denver will serve as the location for the inaugural meeting on managing the impact of natural and man-made disasters on infrastructure, bringing together transportation leaders from around the country.
A new Purdue University College of Engineering center has been unveiled to seek the foundational design principles that underlie resilient systems.
Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.
The U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC) announced growing support from fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor organizations for AB2681 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, a bill that will help cities identify seismically vulnerable structures in California communities.