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By Zelalem Adefris / On October 22nd, 2018

By amplifying the voices of those at greatest risk from climate impacts, Miami could become a model of climate adaptation that is both farsighted and just.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On October 18th, 2018

Changes to zoning laws starting in the 1920s sparked decades of construction that separated people from the things they tend to love about city living, such as easy access to shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and random encounters with diverse...

By Denise Fairchild / On October 15th, 2018

There's a lot that governments can do to connect disadvantaged communities to economic opportunities.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 10th, 2018

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Cynthia Herrera, the Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for WEACT, about her organization’s...

By Stefan Al / On October 9th, 2018

Given the new normal, it is time to rethink our approach to floods. The right infrastructure can prevent flooding, rather than treat it after the fact.

By AJ Earl / On October 3rd, 2018

While local governments have been making efforts to prepare for dangerous weather, gaps still remain.

By Meera Bhat / On October 1st, 2018

Urban areas present an interesting challenge — and a big opportunity — for groups that traditionally focus on saving pristine places.

By Paula Daniels / On September 24th, 2018

Whether from floods or fires or climate change-induced natural disasters, when roads collapse and interstate commerce grinds to a halt, we all find ourselves vulnerably dependent on the food at hand. 

By Suzanne Bohan / On September 17th, 2018

Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 11th, 2018

The Urban Resilience Project is partnering with Greater Greater Washington to support local writers interested in the forces that shape how Washington grows and develops. 

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