U.S. Coast Guard personnel rescue stranded residents in Baton Rouge on August 14, 2016.
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Recent floods in southeast Louisiana were the most severe U.S. natural disaster since 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Suburban sprawl and slow execution of flood control projects worsened the damage.
A 2009 flood, worsened by a high tide, in Miami.
With little state and federal leadership, regional planners in southern Florida try to prepare for the effects of climate change.
Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland face-planted into the mat during the final of the men’s horizontal bar at the Rio Olympics – then got up and performed beautifully.
Some Olympic moments are a timely reminder of the human capacity to bounce back in the face of challenge or failure. But why do some people wilt, while others seem to do over or go again?
FEMA photograph by John Fleck taken in Mississippi.
In response to disasters like Superstorm Sandy, engineers are developing new building codes and tools to calculate the value of upgrades. National policy should encourage builders to use these tools.
It’s what we do with our painful experiences that matters.
Why psychological pain and trauma could have some positive effects – but only for some people.
How resilient are we?
Our complex modern society is very vulnerable to everything from the attack in France to power failures. The good news is we can fix this.
Some informal settlements in Cape Town are located on or near wetlands.
Many African cities are sites of rapid urbanisation. To ensure that such societies are water resilient, it is necessary to address formal and informal forms of development.
Key discussion points are captured during one of the forums that helped develop the Resilient Melbourne Strategy.
City of Melbourne
The Resilient Melbourne Strategy, adopted this month, marks a shift towards “whole-of-city” thinking.
National Guard soldiers inspect homes in Rockaway Park, Queens, New York, after Superstorm Sandy, 2012.
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As Atlantic hurricane season opens on June 1, eastern U.S. cities can prepare by updating laws, codes and ordinances that hamper rebuilding after storms.
What’s the evidence on a gap year?
Many students are in the process of deciding whether to take a gap year -- a year between high school and starting college. What does evidence tell us about taking a gap year?
Bending, rather than breaking under pressure.
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The idea of resilience is important - but is it being co-opted in our workplaces?
Dunblane Primary reopening a few days after tragedy.
The odds of recovering from a terrible experience are higher than you might think.
A study in resilience.
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Markets have been on a rocky ride all year on concerns another recession looms. Here are a few lessons we can learn from the last one.
Earth’s city lights.
NASA Visible Earth
Hundreds of cities worldwide have pledged to act against climate change. New York City's experience rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy offers useful lessons about making urban areas more resilient.
Why do we tell stories?
Want to build resilience in children? Tell them family stories of courage.
Our response to terrorism.
The root cause of our vulnerability is the structure of the global economy: highly interconnected, complex and filled with turbulence.
Flooding during Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City’s transportation and power infrastructure.
Study finds higher risk of flooding from a combination of storm surge and heavy precipitation, particularly along the East Coast of the US.
People in Vanuatu were quick to make the most of the resources they had after Cyclone Pam hit their homes – including these boys, Manu and Leo, photographed a week after the cyclone at a school housing residents evacuated from Teouma.
This Sunday marks 100 days since Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, with ceremonies in villages across the nation to mourn the 11 people who died. Meanwhile, islands left brown in the aftermath are green again.
Second-generation immigrant students have a unique advantage.
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A new study has found that second-generation immigrant kids have a unique advantage over first-generation or even third-generation immigrants.
Five years on, the bush and people are recovering well from the Black Saturday fires.
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Five years on from the devastating Black Saturday fires that swept through central Victoria in February 2009, research shows that people and communities are largely recovering well. In the first major…