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These are stories about efforts to make physical improvements that better equip communities to withstand emergencies. This also includes planning efforts in advance of natural or human-made hazards to ensure continuity when a disaster happens.

The Chelan and Douglas County public utility districts are locking in specific security measures as cybersecurity breaches continue to target critical infrastructure across the country and state.
As global heat waves continue, focus increases on ways to ease the pain of all those extremely high temperatures. But will cities and states actually spend more money on climate — and how can tech sellers respond?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is working with cities to use visualizations to make urban heat island data more accessible. For Washington, D.C., this work led to a virtual reality experience.
Phoenix Public Works has added new technology to its composting facility to divert waste from the landfill to expand capacity in preparation for the Super Bowl and other events happening this weekend.
With no end in sight to extreme weather patterns that could have implications for data centers and even cybersecurity, the time is ripe for IT leaders to plan for energy efficiency and resilience.
The framework gives advice and resources for improving the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. Updates include guidance on bringing diverse opinions into planning efforts plus drought-related risks.
The federal government has unveiled a new resource, the Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation portal, which aims to help communities assess climate risks and plan resilience projects accordingly.
In a recent webinar, two officials from the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments shared how several Colorado communities have worked together to expand broadband to rural parts of the state.
The university will develop a clean energy microgrid with solar arrays, thermal storage and advanced heat-exchange systems to power a community emergency shelter and mitigate the impact of power outages.
In light of the increasingly severe damage hurricanes cause on the Atlantic coast, Florida International University will use grant funding to build on research from its Wall of Wind, designed to withstand Category 5 storms.