Urban Resilience

Design & Dignity

Topic: The dignifying power of design Guest & Organization: An architect by training, John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. John’s first book was The Power of Pro Bono and his writing on design, philanthropy, and fatherhood has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, and numerous other publications. John…

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Firestorm

Topic: How wildfires will shape our future Guest & Organization: Edward Struzik is an award-winning writer and photographer. His previous books include Firestorm, Future Arctic, Arctic Icons, and The Big Thaw, among others. A fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, his numerous accolades include the prestigious…

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Disaster Recovery Activist

Topic: Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Resiliency for Smaller and Rural Communities In This Episode: 01:37  Guest Laura Clemons is introduced. 01:44  Laura tells how she became interested in community resiliency and disaster work. 02:50  Laura explains the difference between an advocate and an activist. 04:24  Laura describes how individuals may be able to help after…

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Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Topic: It’s “Just” Rain: Weather Events Impacting Rural Communities In This Episode: 02:41  Laura explains the impacts of extreme weather on smaller rural communities. 05:48  Laura talks about some of the resources available to help small communities recover from a weather event. 08:49  Laura describes what a disaster declaration is. 10:30  Is the average number…

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Green Stormwater Management

Topic: Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Street Design In This Episode: 01:57  Guest Corinne Kisner is introduced. 02:10  Corinne shares about the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). 02:33  Mike tells about Island Press and NACTO’s book, “The Urban Street Stormwater Guide”. 03:17  Corinne explains why sustainable stormwater management matters and why transportation officials should…

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