Resilient Design

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Homeless in Houston, a Year After Harvey

In Harvey's aftermath, Houston has lost ground in its efforts to reduce homelessness. More

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The Wild Card in California's Wildfires: People

Human development and human activity - including how we build - are part of the fire landscape in the West. More

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Flood Thy Neighbor? Fill in the Floodplain Leads Locals to Worry

From Charleston to Houston, the practice of using fill to elevate new developments above the base flood elevation is spurring pushback from neighbors, and questions from the local press. More

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Is San Francisco Ready for an Earthquake? Maybe Not So Much

Development booms in risky seismic zones, while structural retrofit programs lag behind More

Harvey Aid Lags as Federal Shutdown Continues

A $60-billion aid request from Texas leaders isn't on the radar in Washington, as... More

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Deadly Mudslides Follow California Wildfires

Hillsides crush homes in California as heavy rains fall on fire-scarred communities More

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U.S. Struggles with Disaster Aftermath

Storms and wildfire effects pose a major recovery challenge for 2018 More

Dodging Harvey: Lucky Houston Homeowner Elevates Days Before Landfall

In Houston's flood-plagued Meyerland neighborhood, a piece of happy news: This... More

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Why Wildfires Are Raging So Close to U.S. Cities This Year

Hurricanes aren't the only challenges to building resiliency. More

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