How Drones Are Mapping Cities and Improving Road Safety

Erin Kenney, Erin Staver, Maoqi Sun The City Fix July 31, 2015   A few days ago (July 28-30), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) met in California to discuss the future of personal and commercial drone use. NASA’s eagerness to deliberate on drones comes as a response to rising drone use across the … More How Drones Are Mapping Cities and Improving Road Safety

Mental Health & Urban Resilience

Chelsey Hicks 100 Resilient Cities July 10, 2015 Can asking people “How are you?” after a disaster make a city more resilient? It just might. The strong connection between urban planning, city resilience, and mental health may surprise some. Even before disaster strikes, many cities already have mental health preparations in place. Around the world, appreciation for the importance … More Mental Health & Urban Resilience

Boston aims to help developers plan for rising seas

Jon Chesto The Boston Globe June 18, 2015     Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to make it easier for Boston’s building owners and developers to prepare for future flooding and rising sea levels. City officials say the mayor has directed the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the city’s environmental services and inspectional services divisions to … More Boston aims to help developers plan for rising seas