Category Archives: Infrastructure

Protecting Urban Water Supplies in Big Disasters

Another article about infrastructure: Are our buildings prepared for natural disasters bigger than hurricane Sandy? Russell Unger, chairman of the task force that proposed building code upgrades after Sandy, explains why city residents should never lose access to running water … Continue reading

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Insfrastructure in NYC After H. Sandy

By way of the U.K, here is an interesting case study of Availability of Infrastructure: New York after H. Sandy. Thanks to Donovan Finn for the citation.

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“Our Failing Weather Infrastructure”

From the NY Times, an article about another potentially disastrous deficiency:  Our Failing Weather Infrastructure. Clearly federal budget cuts in recent times have done a lot of damage. An excerpt: Each of these instances revealed just how fragile our national … Continue reading

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Latest ASCE Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Latest report card for America’s Infrastructure –a hint: the grades are really bad! A service of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Effects of Climate Change

From HSWire an article re infrastructure vulnerability and citations to 2 new reports. Two U.S. government reports released last Thursday warn that U.S. infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The reports contain compilations of technical documents supporting … Continue reading

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Deeper and Harder Analyses of the the Philippine Disaster

Granted that the humanitarian concerns are very great in the Philippines, but there are many other deep-seated problems that warrant attention. Here are two accounts provide a closer look a the tough problems in the Philippines: Philippines Typhoon Response Highlights … Continue reading

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Rethinking Grid Infrastructure

From the Huffington Post, see: Microgrids: Hurricane Sandy Forced Cities To Rethink Power Supply Hurricane Sandy and the havoc it wreaked on New York City and the rest of the Northeast in 2012 could prove to be a turning point … Continue reading

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