Rescuers in disaster zones
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Disaster Preparedness

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  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Mayor John Suthers of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Yucel Ors of the National League of Cities.

Every mayor or city manager has read an article or watched a news clip focused on a community ravaged by wildfire.…

Firefighters fight a wildfire.
Firefighters fight a wildfire.
  • CitiesSpeak

On Sunday night, Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that is infamous for its nightlife, casinos and entertainment, was brought to a standstill. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, a sniper took aim at concert goers — killing over 50 people and…

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
  • CitiesSpeak

This is an NLC staff post by Bernadette Onyenaka and Chelsea Jones.

Hurricane season is upon us yet again, and while nothing is ever certain, what does seem clear is that this is a hurricane season the U.S. will find hard to forget. If we…

Boat
Boat
  • CitiesSpeak

Working together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), The Economist Intelligence Unit put together a socio-economic analysis to help local officials make a compelling argument to invest in flood mitigation…

storm
storm
  • CitiesSpeak

For city leaders preparing for floods, droughts, air and water contaminants, rising sea levels and other potential disasters, scientists are essential partners.

If pushed to their intellectual limits, most people will be able to name one…

Water
Water
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the sixth post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia.

Throughout the week long meeting of the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, there was clear agreement:

Our climate is…

Climate
Climate