One small bright spot amid the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic is the worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions — the result of stay-at-home orders curtailing car travel. Though many experts expect these gains in […]
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Tag: climate resiliency
Media Watch: Could Design Decisions Plaguing Houston Also Cause Persistent Flooding in Parts of Philly?
Could Philadelphia one day experience catastrophic flooding like Houston’s? Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of EngineeringMed who studies how cities can be better designed to withstand environmental challenges, including those associated with […]
Quick Take: The Danger of Rolling Back Building Standards in Areas Vulnerable to Flooding
On Aug. 15, President Trump signed an executive order on infrastructure, which includes provisions to roll back building standards that require consideration of climate change and sea-level rise for construction projects in areas that are […]