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Dr. Shannon Van Zandt Presents to Congress on Disaster Preparedness

Dr. Shannon Van Zandt Presents to Congress on Disaster Preparedness 11/20/2017

The Institute for Sustainable Communities’ (IfSC) Faculty Fellow, Dr. Shannon Van Zandt, presented at the Sea Grant Association’s Lunchtime Briefing in Washington DC. Dr. Van Zandt is a...

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The Institute Presents to Charity Production's Community Breakfast

The Institute Presents to Charity Production's Community Breakfast 11/1/2017

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC) is pleased to announce our first community fellow - Charles X White CEO of Charity Productions. Charles has been working on public safety and health...

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Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard Guidebook

Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard Guidebook 7/6/2017

Communities are often overwhelmed by their own plethora of plans, many of which are inconsistent and lack integration to effect increased resiliency. Now, communities have access to a collaborative...

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The Institute Participates in XQ Super School Documentary

The Institute Participates in XQ Super School Documentary 5/16/2017

Lights, camera, action! Last Thursday, members of the Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC) were invited to participate in filming a documentary highlighting Furr High School as part of the XQ...

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ReS.T.O.R.E. – A Resilient Community Design

ReS.T.O.R.E. – A Resilient Community Design 3/25/2017

Dr. Galen Newman, The Community Resilience Discovery lead, along with graduate student Zixu Qiao and undergraduate students Alaina Parker, Molly Morkovsky, Phillip Hammond, Maritza Sanchez, &...

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The Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard: Spatially Evaluating Networks of Plans to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability

The Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard: Spatially Evaluating Networks of Plans to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability 3/23/2017

Wise land use planning is one of the most effective ways to prevent or reduce damage from natural hazards such as flooding. Communities adopt multiple plans that guide their future development and...

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