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Chicago Planners Map “Crumbling Infrastructure” in Exquisite Detail ~Rachel Dovey @NextCityOrg

DisasterMap.net is preparing to unveil our own new interactive national webmap for Unacceptable Levees, based on the latest data from the National Levee Data Base. So stay tuned! ~Bruce Biles A new website from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) accomplishes this feat beautifully, turning piles of regional statistics into clean-but-sharp interactive maps. Designed…


Storm-Proofing New York Could Make Apartments More Expensive @NextCityOrg

We’ve experienced this flood insurance / storm-mitigation nightmare first hand in New Orleans and all along the Gulf of Mexico. No longer a credo of “Cost of Doing Business”, we are faced with the inevitable “Cost of Living” here.  Everyone pays from owner to renter, business to private sector, local to national. This only speaks…


HUD Announces $1 Billion Competition for Disaster Recovery Ideas ~Will Doig, Next City

I’ve grown regularly dependent on Next City as they seem to come out of everywhere with Disaster News Scoops. The whole concept of Urban Resiliency drives my hammer due to DisasterMap.net‘s location in New Orleans. Our city has come so far in the nine years since 8-29-05. Considering our elevation and the loss of protective…