Resilience


Cities Adopt Cloud-Based Approaches to Disaster Recovery ~Justine Brown @govtechnews

Before the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8-29-05 I did no Internet. Within 2 yrs afterwards I had a blog with about 700 hits/day, up to 1200 during storm and flooding events. In short, my thinking after such total devastation was to keep all vital information in the sky, way off the ground, quite literally…


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…


How a Low-Income San Francisco Neighborhood Is Building a Culture of Disaster Preparedness, with lessons from New Orleans ~Justin Gerdes, Atlantic Cities

My original quote in the masthead upper left used to read: “These days, it is only through disasters, be they natural or man-made, that Americans may know any sort of cultural cohesion.” This concept came to me soon after the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8-29-05, when the Army Corps of Engineers levees and flood-walls…