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New York’s Climate Buyout Plans Must Put Communities First, Experts Say

At the Managed Retreat conference, hosted by Columbia Climate School, researchers emphasized the need to work together with communities on climate adaptation.

by |June 23, 2023
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A Tale of Two Alpine Towns: Study Highlights How Different Tourism Strategies Influence Resilience

Fifty years of data from two towns in the Austrian Alps suggest that the community that focused solely on winter tourism was less resilient.

by |June 2, 2021
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Future COVID-19 Relief Should Focus More on Children

A new report points out some of the ways children are getting left behind during COVID-19 and other disasters — and how we can do better.

by |January 25, 2021
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13 Proposals to Boost Resilience in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Working closely with Vieques residents, graduate students designed solutions to help the tiny island recover after Hurricane Maria and weather future storms. Their proposals are published in a new report.

by |December 6, 2019

Alum Explores Intersection of Sustainability and Urban Economic Development

MS in Sustainability Management alum Monica Munn has nearly 10 years of experience working to design and execute programs that make cities more sustainable, resilient, and economically inclusive.

by |April 26, 2018

Lessons of Climate Resilience in New York City

The Earth Institute hosted a panel focused on how New York City, and other cities like it, can take steps to become stronger and more resilient in the face of climate change.

by |October 24, 2016

Preparing for Disasters, with the Focus on Children

A new initiative directed by the Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia will focus on protecting children from all types of disasters, starting with a pilot program in two communities in New York and Arkansas.

by |June 11, 2015