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How resilience will shape the future of building design

Hurricanes, flooding droughts, wildfires, landslides and terrorism.<p>These are the issues we’ll be addressing next in green design — if you buy into …

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In the Age of Resilience

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States, <b>it breached more than 50 levees and floodwalls, leaving nearly 80 percent</b> …

New Orleans

A blueprint for social resilience

By Otis Rolley, Regional Director for Africa and North America, 100 Resilient Cities<p>An inclusive and cohesive city is also a more resilient one. …

Urban Design

A powerful new tool reveals how climate change could transform your hometown

But at the same time, just 40% of Americans think it's going to harm them personally. And just 33% of Americans say they talk about climate change "even occasionally."<p>But climate change is going to impact every corner of the Earth in some way or another.<p>That's why the National Oceanic and …

Climate Change

Best TED TALK on Super- Resilience-How to FALL UP/ Dr. Gregg Steinberg/ TEDxRushU/

The Power of Resilience: Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. at TEDxRockCreekPark

When the next disaster strikes, how resilient would future-proof cities in the U.S. be?

<i></i>'There is no one size fits all approach — every region is completely different...' Hurricane Sandy underlined the urgency by ruthlessly exposing New …

Sea Level

Liveable, but how resilient? Meet Melbourne chief resilience officer

Melbourne might once again have been crowned the world's most liveable city, but Toby Kent is more focused what could one day knock us off that perch.<p>…

Mayor Mitch Landrieu: Resilient New Orleans can bear another Katrina

Thousands of houses in New Orleans, Louisiana remain under water one week after Hurricane Katrina went through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in …

Bima promoted as model of Disaster Resilient City

Oxfam and the Bima administration, with the support of the Australian Government Aid Agency (AusAID) on Monday launched it as a role model of a …

Pittsburgh to receive additional $5 million for resilience efforts

The city of Pittsburgh will receive an additional $5 million in technical and financial resources over the next five years for signing a pledge with …

St. Louis to hire 'chief resilience officer'

<b>ST. LOUIS</b> • The city is looking for a "chief resilience officer."<p>The position is part of the 100 Resilient Cities award St. Louis received last year …

Spanish police raid Google's Madrid office as part of tax investigation

Just over a month after French police raided Google's Paris offices as part of an ongoing tax evasion investigation, their Spanish law enforcement …

La regidoria de Seguretat Ciutadana posarà en marxa un pla de barris de la Guàrdia Urbana

Figueres intensifica la seguretat als barris amb un pla específic de la Guàrdia Urbana amb un augment de patrullatges.<p>El pla consistirà en un …

Three Police Officers Were Engaged At London Pride

Not one, but <i>two</i> proposals took place at London Pride this weekend!<p>Two London Metropolitan Police officers who marched in uniform together were …

How Nigeria's Police Are Becoming Allies For Safe Abortion

<i>In Nigeria, where most pregnancy terminations are illegal, a women’s reproductive health organization called Ipas is harnessing the power of the police to expand abortion access. Hauwa Shekarau, the group’s Nigeria country director, explains how.</i><p>Each year, Nigerian women undergo 1.25 million …

How police body cameras change our perception of right and wrong

There was something about the sudden, near-universal praise for police body cameras that rubbed Seth Stoughton the wrong way.<p>A law professor at the …

Justice

You’ve Been Deputized: Use This App To Help The Police Nab Sex Traffickers

When you’re staying in a hotel room anywhere, snap a few photos and add it to a database that helps police track down criminals.<p>The problem with Internet-based sex trafficking is that police can often see their victims being advertised but not actually locate them in the real world. Instead, …

Codes of Conduct

The New iPhone Might Shut Off Next Time You Try to Film the Police in Public

Anyone who has a smartphone is capable of whipping out a high-resolution camera and filming injustice in progress. That technology is how we've …

Filmmaking

Syrian Refugee Finds $55,000 Cash, Turns It In To German Police

The windfall must have seemed heaven-sent. How else to explain a young man who had fled Syria's violence and reached Germany — where he realized the donated wardrobe he'd been given contained 50,000 euros (around $55,000) in cash?<p>But instead of keeping it, the man contacted the immigration office …

Track Down

'Welcome to Hell': One month from Olympics, cash-strapped Rio police warn tourists aren't safe

Police hit by Rio de Janeiro’s cash crisis have threatened to strike during the Olympics, warning tourists that they are at risk in the city as officers and firefighters are not being paid.<p>Amid demonstrations across Rio, officers rolled out a banner reading “Welcome to hell” in the arrivals hall at …

Brazil

Hate crime reports surge in Britain after divisive EU referendum, police say | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of hate crimes reported to British police online, including some assaults, has increased by more than 500 percent in the week after the country voted to leave the European Union, a senior police chief said on Thursday.<p>Police officers leave the Polish Social and …

North Africa

Need To Evade The Police? Michel Gondry Might Suggest A House On Wheels

Michel Gondry is an impresario of whimsy, as established with "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "The Science of Sleep" and "Be Kind Rewind." His newest film, "Microbe & Gasoline," scales back on the dreamlike plotlines but maintains Gondry's sense of limitlessness. It's about two outsider …

Police raid Google's offices in Spain

Google's offices in Madrid are being raided by the Spanish police on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation told CNNMoney.<p>The raid appears to be related to a tax investigation. Google (GOOGL) said its tax affairs are in order. "We comply with the tax law in Spain, as in every other country …

European Union

A Syrian refugee became a local hero after finding $55,000 cash and turning it in to the police

Not all heroes wear capes. A Syrian refugee living in Germany was praised by the local police after committing a small act of selflessness.<p>The Syrian man, referred to by the German newspaper Bild (German) as Muhannad M., had fled from the violent city of Homs and was living in an apartment in …

North Africa

Why questions need to be asked about the Orlando police response

THE FIRST reports of gunfire that would result in America’s deadliest shooting in the modern era were received by Orlando police at 2:02 a.m. At 5:02 a.m., police stormed the nightclub that had been turned into a slaughterhouse, and at 5:15 a.m. came the call that the gunman was down. Key details …

Columbine High School

Danish police seize valuables from migrants under new law

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Valuables have been seized from migrants for the first time since a controversial law went into force five months ago, Danish police said Thursday.<p>National police spokesman Per Fiig says the two men and three women carried dollars and euros worth a total of about 129,600 …

North Africa

Police launch investigation at Somerset centre for people with autism

Avon and Somerset police investigate allegation about welfare of residents at Mendip House, part of Somerset Court<p>Police have launched an investigation following allegations concerning the welfare of vulnerable residents at a leading specialist centre for people with autism in Somerset.<p>The National …

Dining Rooms