How can we keep the lights on, the trains running and the pipes working? How can we protect critical infrastructure systems, essential government services and maintain business continuity?
What we build − where and how − affects the resilience our cities and critical infrastructure systems to climate change impacts and other shocks and stresses.
What we spend − where and how − indicates whether we're serious about long-term resilience.
Cross-sector planning, integrated analysis, coordinated policies, targeted finance and strategic action can help communities, infrastructure systems and businesses survive, adapt and thrive.
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Transportation Systems Resilience: Effective Measures and Research Needs (keynote speaker for the National Science Foundation, Oct 2015)
Transportation System Resilience: “Can We Get There from Here?" (speech for the US Departmentt of Transportation's Volpe Center, Oct 2013)
See below for video.
Severe Weather & Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Preparing Washington D.C. (CCAP 2013)
Findings from a workshop organized by CCAP, the Washington DC Department of the Environment and the District Office of Planning.
US Congress, Staff briefing, “Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Regions.” Co-Hosts: Senators Barbara Boxer and John Kerry. July 22, 2009