New Orleans: A story of survival and resilience

A street jazz band performs in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Dustin Almond. Tomorrow, New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and the nation will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. All this week, people from around the world have been gathering in New Orleans to talk not about “The Storm” as it is known locally, […]

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UN, SF take steps toward resilience

San Francisco. Photo by Sarah Stephinson. Faced with potential disasters that read like a list of Hollywood blockbusters, San Francisco is among the increasing number of cities that are taking steps to increase their resiliency. Three years ago, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction began a campaign to build resilient communities around the […]

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