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Nature-based Solutions

What kind of natural hazards does your community face? From coastal erosion to stormwater flooding, this collection of resources and case studies (by region, community type, scale, and cost) offers design solutions.

June 7, 2017 Visit Site
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How can we improve urban resilience with open data?

A large part of the work in urban resilience is focused around issues that are constantly changing and evolving, such as migration patterns, employment trends, natural disasters, demographics, climate change, industrial developments and disease – all of which require access to huge quantities of data. This paper suggests five recommendations and implementation approaches for policymakers working…

December 9, 2016 Visit Site
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Returns on Resilience: The Business Case

How can we justify planning resilient communities from an economic perspective? This report highlights several projects, representing a range of property types across three U.S. regions, that were designed to physically and financially perform well in the face of climate threats unique to their locations.

October 16, 2015 Visit Site
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RE: invest: A Roadmap for Resilience

This report summarizes the outcomes of RE.invest, an 18-month predevelopment process with eight US cities and teams of leading private sector design, engineering, law, and finance experts. The results are examples of the types of projects made possible using a new framework for reimagining civic infrastructure systems to create both public value and private investment…

April 29, 2015 Visit Site
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The reports of our cultural deaths have always been greatly exaggerated

To hear non-Indigenous people tell it, we’ve been teetering on the edge of extinction since not too long after Contact. That narrative hasn’t changed much over the years, though the cause of our cultural and perhaps even physical demise has varied somewhat in the details. There have been moments of colonial guilt over past policies, but…

July 31, 2014 Visit Site
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Urban Resilience Research Prospectus: A Resilience Alliance Initiative for Transitioning Urban System towards Sustainable Futures

The aim of the Research Prospectus is to prioritize urban resilience research over the next 3-5 years on the major challenges facing urban systems.

February 6, 2014 Download
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Enlivenment: Towards a fundamental shift in the concepts of nature, culture and politics

February 6, 2014 Download
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SIG Knowledge Hub

February 6, 2014 Visit Site
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The Art of Resilience, The Resilience of Art

A paper on the contribution of art and culture to urban resilience and livability.

December 17, 2013 Download