Amy Lieberman – 10/14/16 The severe risk of climate change and rising sea levels on urban areas has not been addressed in the UN’s proposed New Urban Agenda, so flood-risk cities will have to learn from each another and share solutions. Current projections of global … Continue reading Global sea levels are rising fast, so where does that leave the cities most at risk?
Every October, the king tide sweeps across South Florida as the full moon orbits closest to Earth. This alignment causes the highest water level of the year. Roads and yards flood. But scientists say this could be one of the worst Fort Lauderdale has faced — … Continue reading Hurricane Nicole and King Tide Already Flooding Fort Lauderdale
Will our technological advances save us as a species? How much will we continue alter Mother Earth? This is an interesting article about adaptation to climate change, but how much can we adjust will be the real question. Feargus O’Sullivan Sep 7, 2016 Work … Continue reading Venice’s Vast New Flood Barrier Is Almost Here
Laura Bliss Sep 2, 2016 FEMA bases flood insurance rates on the way water behaved in the past. But the atmosphere is changing. Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida last night. Some 200,000 residents have had their power knocked out, and others have been forced … Continue reading The Dangerous Flaw in Flood Risk Maps
A look at what planners might have to offer … Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:00 AM Dev Niyogi, Purdue University professor of agronomy and earth, atmospheric and planetary science and Indiana’s state climatologist, says it’s possible to design cities to reduce the effects of climate … Continue reading Urban planning in time of climate change
As we see more and more extreme weather events, how will planning plan a role in the response and mitigation? Here is a look at Houston, an American City notorious for little to no land use regulations. By Katie Herzog on May 31, 2016 Flooding in Texas … Continue reading Houston flooding is a perfect storm of climate change and bad urban planning
Planning for the Ocean is not only smart, but a necessity. In South FL, you can never forget how dependent we are on the Ocean. We are as connected to the sea as anything; from the seafood we eat, to the cargo ships we watch sail … Continue reading Ocean Planning Is the Key to Unlock America’s New Blue Economy