October 13, 2016

Let’s Talk Resilient, High-Performance Infrastructure

Communities across the country are struggling to respond to a variety of stresses – from climate change to changing development patterns. Today, Secretary Castro announced the allocation of $500 million in disaster recovery funding to Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia to help those states and most affected counties recover from 6 separate Presidentially-declared disasters in […]

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September 30, 2016

Scaling Solutions: Strategies for Building Effective Philanthropy Partnerships

When you think of natural partnerships, government and philanthropy may not be your first thought. In HUD’s new report, Scaling Solutions: A How-To Guide for Unleashing the Potential of Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, we work to turn those perceptions around.  This guide describes the unique collaboration between philanthropy and government that emerged during HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative. […]

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August 10, 2016

Resilient Miami: Hope, mangroves and stilts

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After hearing so many times that Miami is ground zero for potential impacts from sea level rise, I finally decided it was time to stop ignoring the images of water bubbling up from the drains after big storms, and start looking for the highest (not man-made) point in the region. Once located, my next step […]

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May 24, 2016

Housing Providers Strategize on Ambitious Energy Goals

This month I attended the third annual Better Buildings Challenge Summit in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of America’s most influential commercial and industrial energy efficiency leaders came together to share the latest, most innovative, and most effective solutions to cut energy waste and carbon emissions from our nation’s commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.  There, I […]

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