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The 11 Most Resilient Cities In America

The 11 Most Resilient Cities In America | green streets | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller Foundation's resiliency challenge will give 11 American cities support to improve their ability to bounce back from disaster.

As more of the world's population moves into urban areas, and climate change increases the likelihood of flooding and extreme weather, cities all over the globe will need to strengthen their ability to withstand disasters.

This year, the Rockefeller Foundation is giving a few lucky cities a push with its 100 Resilient Cities challenge, which aims to give metropolises support to design and implement disaster contingency plans.

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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, December 5, 2013 12:52 PM

Interesting , informative post....

By nature, a city's ability to weather disaster is a design issue, one with plenty of potential for design solutions.....

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How “Small Change” Leads to Big Change: Social Capital and Healthy Places

How “Small Change” Leads to Big Change: Social Capital and Healthy Places | green streets | Scoop.it

According to Dr. Richard Jackson, a pioneering public health advocate and former CDC official now serving as the Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA, the idea that buildings, streets, and public spaces play a key role in the serious public health issues that we face in the US “has undergone a profound sea change in the past few years. It’s gone from sort of a marginal, nutty thing to becoming something that’s common sense for a lot of people.”

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Livable Cities | Philips Meaningful Innovation

Livable Cities | Philips Meaningful Innovation | green streets | Scoop.it
A great city shouldn’t just be livable, it should be lovable too. International Urban Consultant Dr. Shipra Narang reports on a two-year assignment by a team of nine experts to explore and assess the key ingredients required to create a successful city that’s fit for the future.

Brought together by the Philips Center for Health & Wellbeing, the think-tank has worked with partners including the Center for Livable Cities in Singapore to identify what makes a city truly livable...

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How To Build A More Resilient New York City

How To Build A More Resilient New York City | green streets | Scoop.it

Governments, urban planners, and architects and designers need to work together to figure out what resilience looks like, to understand its implications for different geographies and populations, and to establish policies and practices for implementing it on the ground.

'We asked Arup engineers what resilience looks like, its implications for different geographies and populations, and the best policies and practices for implementing it on the ground.'
Find their responses at the link. 

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Future cities: sustainable and resilient

Future cities: sustainable and resilient | green streets | Scoop.it
How can we make our future cities less resource-hungry, more sustainable, and more resilient to the ever changing global conditions?

 

This is probably one of the most significant questions we face as the global population is expected to rise to 9.3 billion by 2050, with urban dwellers likely to make up two-thirds of that number.

Of course we want to lift people out of poverty, as the Millennium Development Goals state, but the desire to own and consume is often at odds with the carrying capacity of the planet and the local capacity to deal with the implications is often not present in local government.

We need our urban communities to become more resilient in the context of decreasing resources of all kinds. We need citizens to be empowered to develop their own sustainable solutions. We need new infrastructures that can encourage, enable and empower innovation at every level...

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