22 Jan 2018

What Would An Earthquake-Proof City Look Like?

Earthquakes don’t kill people (generally), collapsing buildings do – meaning it is cities where the

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17 Jul 2017

How To Find Your Real Sister City

People often link Austin, Texas, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, as sister cities. Both are home

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18 Mar 2016

How Resilience Grows From The Roots Of Urban Design

In this article, inspired by the movement of open spaces in cities across the world

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10 Mar 2016

An Ethical City : An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Or Has Long Been Delayed)

Globally, there is intense discussion about the future of urban life through the World Urban

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29 Oct 2015

Why Small And Simple Is Key To Flood Resilience

How should cities respond to the threat of flooding? I think sometimes small, simple interventions

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22 Oct 2015

Resilience For Free : Protecting Vulnerable Communities

Clean Energy Group, through its Resilient Power Project, has released a new report analysing the

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04 Aug 2015

How The World Would Be Without Ice

Portland, Oregon, may not be a coastal city, but if all of the world’s ice

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26 Jun 2015

How Spaces Of Resilience Begins With Spaces For People

People need public spaces in bad times as well as good. Public spaces are very

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17 Jun 2015

More Trees Means Better Streets Means Amazing Cities

CITIES CAN IMPACT GLOBAL WARMING BY COOLING THEMSELVES WITH TREES Cities get hotter than surrounding

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08 Jun 2015

The 9 Limits Of Our Planet & How We’ve Raced Past 4 Of Them

Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our

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05 Jun 2015

Blue, The New Black: What Is Driving Water Risk

The 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos identified water crises – flood, drought, and pollution

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30 May 2015

How Can We Prepare For Multi-Hazards?

Natural and man-made disasters can strike simultaneously. So is it possible to be totally prepared

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04 May 2015

Christchurch As A Modern 21st Century Lab

  Following the disastrous earthquakes that have rendered the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand

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18 Mar 2015

Building For Earthquake Resilience

Base isolation is seismic engineering’s equivalent of seatbelts in cars – and maybe more: it’s

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09 Mar 2015

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people,

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20 Feb 2015

Christchurch: After The Earthquake, A City Rebuilt In Whose Image?

A recent international visitor to New Zealand‘s second largest city asked Coralie Winn why there

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07 Feb 2015

How Prepared Are We For Climate Change?

Whether you live in San Francisco or Mongolia, climate change is going to impact your

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05 Feb 2015

How Cities Can Learn From The Human Body’s Systems

Much like the human body with its skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems, cities have infrastructure

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30 Jan 2015

What Does it Mean to Rebuild a City?

108 years ago, San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake, sparking fires that decimated

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30 Jan 2015

Disaster Aids Reinvented For Cities

Past response strategies have focused on helping those in remote, rural areas. But when an

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