Seattle mapmaker and urban planner Jeffrey Linn loves cities. “I spend a lot of time thinking about cities and how people fit into them,” he writes on his website. “I walk. I bus. I sometimes bike. I like trains and cables and pantographs. I think the row house is the pinnacle of residential urban form.” Recently, [...]
Join Henk Ovink, Principle Rebuild by Design & Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Taskforce for a Special Climate Change Adaptation Seminar Climate change and extreme weather are having a major impact on Ontario municipalities. Flooding in cities like Toronto, Thunder Bay, Stratford, Orangeville, and Burlington to name a few are costing municipal governments, businesses, [...]
The interactive map tool depicts the landward extent of flooding (how far floodwaters would travel in a horizontal direction) — and how deep the water could become — in the event of a one percent annual chance (or 100-year) flood. In areas with the greatest risk of flooding, known as Special Flood Hazard Areas, a [...]
The Royal Society of Canada is pleased to provide to its community, a new Expert Panel Report from its sister national academy, the Royal Society of London, UK, Resilience to Extreme Weather. The full Royal Society report can be accessed online. Professor Gordon McBean, CM, OOnt, PhD, FRSC, Western University and President, International Council for Science, has kindly provided a [...]
In metro Houston, an uphill fight to build a Texas-size defense against the next big storm Part 3: Hurricane Ike sent a clear message that the people and vital energy industry of one of America’s largest urban areas needed protection from rising seas. Six years later, the only plan with any traction is a professor’s [...]
A surge of Arctic air has left much of the continental U.S. shivering in unusually bitter November cold. But this early foray into winter weather is just a small blip in the overall global picture, which is of a warming world that is still on track to see 2014 set the mark for hottest year on [...]
It’s not your imagination. The weather has changed, is changing, and will continue to change. More torrential rain, more intense heat, more ice storms, more drought. It’s the new normal, and we all need to immediately start adapting if we want to protect our homes and families from the destructive effects of the wild weather [...]
Cool North Shore and Capilano University Earthworks When: Tuesday, 28 October 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) Where: North Vancouver, BC Register for this free event here.