September 10, 2014

Rebuild by Design: A Model For Disaster Resilience

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Shortly after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, President Obama appointed former HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to lead the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. When President Obama announced the Task Force, he said its goal was to “improve the region’s resilience, health, and prosperity by building for the future.” One of the key components of ensuring […]

October 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast, wreaking havoc and destroying businesses and homes in its path.  After the storm passed, it was clear the road to recovery was going to be a challenge.  I’m tremendously proud of the herculean efforts of all those on the front lines of recovery but I […]

June 26, 2013

Seeking Innovative Solutions to Answer President Obama’s Call to Fight Climate Change

Yesterday, President Obama put forward a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that will cut U.S. carbon pollution and begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. The President’s plan also invests to strengthen our roads, bridges, and shorelines so we can better protect people’s homes, […]