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The role of the newest position in local government is already changing.
Christopher Swope August 4, 2017
What six countries can tell us about how to recover from disaster.
Christopher Swope July 26, 2017
It’s time for cities to use predictive modeling to save lives and property, author Robert Muir-Wood says.
Christopher Swope May 18, 2017
A 'first date' for two groups that share much in common when it comes to building resilient cities.
Christopher Swope May 12, 2017
A country where earthquakes frequently turn towns to ruins has become an accidental laboratory for different approaches to rebuilding after a disaster.
Simone d'Antonio December 16, 2016

A rapid mobilization force of up to 347,000 responders would converge on Tokyo and surrounding areas if a magnitude 7 or higher quake hits, Nippon.com reports.

May 9, 2016

Bright signs across the Canadian city mark the location of 25 safe zones where post-disaster support would be prioritized, the Vancouver Observer reports. 

May 3, 2016
Officials say disaster will have no impact on preparations for October’s urbanization conference.
Gregory Scruggs April 25, 2016
A city in recovery helps young people who 'want to get on and do stuff' navigate the red tape.
Christopher Swope November 25, 2015
After a devastating earthquake, some innovative urban development work is going on in Haiti’s capital.
Flavie Halais July 2, 2015

The tragedy in Kathmandu offers lessons for other cities on the importance of earthquake-proof construction and retrofits, the Nikkei Asian Review reports.

May 4, 2015

Strict construction codes for Indian cities may have avoided the fate of Kathmandu, where many buildings crumbled from the latest quake, the Economic Times reports. 

April 27, 2015
San Francisco is considering a plan similar to a successful Israeli law that gives property owners density bonuses in exchange for strengthening their buildings.
Justin Gerdes December 4, 2014
A pathbreaking public-private collaboration in an earthquake-ravaged New Zealand city is delivering hundreds of infrastructure projects quickly and efficiently.
David Killick August 7, 2014

An earthquake-prone city in India hopes the project will help identify weak links in disaster planning, according to the A Smarter Planet blog.

June 11, 2014

A new MIT initiative seeks to protect vulnerable urban populations from climate change and natural disasters, MIT Spectrum says. 

June 6, 2014
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