Emergency Preparedness

April 26, 2017

Although city leaders are increasingly prioritizing resilience planning in the face of climate change, food systems have been largely left out of the conversation. Our new research finds that natural disasters could create extended food supply disruptions in U.S. cities, especially in... read more

April 20, 2017

The City of Pittsburgh was joined Monday by representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Intermedix to host an emergency preparedness resilience workshop as a part of the ONEPGH initiative, which is a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities- Pioneered by... read more

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April 13, 2017

A multi-billion-dollar investment is about to be made in public safety infrastructure throughout the United States and every community in America will be impacted. A contract valued at $6.5 billion for the first five years of its 25-year term has been awarded to U.S.

April 10, 2017

Dallas officials blame computer hacking for setting off emergency sirens throughout the city early Saturday. Rocky Vaz, director of Dallas' Office of Emergency Management, said all 156 of the city's sirens were activated more than a dozen times.

March 10, 2017

America's infrastructure has suffered from sustained, chronic underinvestment for more than 30 years. We are only now beginning to realize how much this has cost the economy, particularly in jobs.

October 21, 2016

Every morning, I sit down at my PC with a cup of coffee, crank some tunes on Spotify, and scour r/techsupportgore for gnarly PC disaster pics to tweet out. Not this morning, because it appears a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack targeting DNS host Dyn has knocked a big chunk of the... read more

October 21, 2016

In September 2016, OVH Octave Klaba tweeted that his company had sustained a DDoS attack which reached over 1tb in size. This was in a week when security journalist Brian Krebs also suffered a significant attack on his own website. OVH shared information on some of the attacking addresses with... read more

October 20, 2016

The health care industry is a prime target for innovation, and improvements are being made in a wide range of areas.  There are new payment models, disease management programs, flexible care models and technology-driven cost reductions.

October 13, 2016

Defining what “resilience” means isn’t too difficult. Broadly, resilience encompasses preparedness, sustainability, equitability and adaptability in the face of challenges. Determining why a city needs to be resilient is, likewise, rather easy.

September 27, 2016

When reporting on cities, coverage is limited by scope. Sometimes this is practical, but also justified. Most of the areas that Smart & Resilient Cities focuses on are in the West, and even then primarily in North America.

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