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The sector’s key handbook is being revised to offer guidance on what actions aid agencies and others should take in cities.
Pamela Sitko May 30, 2017

Houston’s Bayou Greenways project is part of a broader trend of flood-prone cities prioritizing water management, Ensia reports. 

September 18, 2015
Since a tragic dam release flooded the Indian city in 2006, early warning systems have been implemented to make sure it won't happen again.
Patralekha Chatterjee September 3, 2015
Nijmegen is turning a flood-control project on the River Waal into an opportunity to redevelop its inner core.
Letty Reimerink May 14, 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

There’s growing support in India for “climate resilience” measures to ensure that upgrades to cities are not washed away by cyclones, monsoons and floods, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.

March 13, 2015

The U. S. cities are reinforcing electrical grids and fine-tuning emergency plans, Governing reports. 

March 11, 2015

More than half of the cities most vulnerable to storms, floods and other natural disasters are in the Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh, USA Today reports. 

March 10, 2015

Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippines was honored for its plan to transform a public school into an emergency shelter and command center, GMA News reports.

October 21, 2014

Special parks throughout Tokyo stock food, water and other essentials to prepare the city for catastrophes, Next City reports. 

August 19, 2014

Two flood-prone urban areas within Metro Manila have established command centers that vary considerably on staffing and resources, Next City reports. 

July 31, 2014

Manila’s efforts to reduce flooding include a comprehensive risk-mitigation plan and sharing knowledge with other flood-prone cities, according to the World Bank.

June 19, 2014
Severe weather events in Chicago and New York show the importance of a neighborhood having a strong social fabric.
Sarah Goodyear May 9, 2014
The planning and partnerships building now may be what will save this low-income neighborhood when disaster strikes.
Justin Gerdes May 7, 2014
Living with natural hazards is nothing new in this city in the Philippines, but the people are finding ways to make it safer.
Imelda Visaya Abano February 5, 2014
The Philippines' champion of climate-change adaptation talked with Citiscope about what it will take to make cities resilient against natural disasters.
Imelda Visaya Abano February 4, 2014
Albay Province is vulnerable to volcanic eruptions, typhoons, mudslides, earthquakes and tsunamis. Preparing for all of them has become a way of life.
Imelda Visaya Abano February 3, 2014

The $140 million fund is expected to help 25 mid-sized cities figure out how to protect the urban poor from flooding and other disasters related to climate change, according to the Asian Development Bank.

December 16, 2013

The plug is cheaper than other flood defenses, and also could block the spread of hazardous gases, London’s Global Construction Review reports.

November 27, 2013
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