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Financing resilience: New report provides a roadmap for cities

2021-08-07T16:02:05-07:00Mar 27, 2015|

A new report details how cities can leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure. A Roadmap for Resilience summarizes projects that create both public value and private investment opportunities, and that will create a robust pipeline of investable resilient infrastructure projects to benefit communities and society.

A Roadmap for Resilient Infrastructure Investment

2021-08-07T16:02:19-07:00Mar 25, 2015|

Cities are built around silos. Water treatment plants are handled by the water utility; roads and bridges fall to the department of transportation; power grids are maintained by electric companies. Under this system, there are some major gaps—needs at the seams of sectors can go unmet, failures in one area can domino into another—but, more [...]

What Works: Summit

2017-03-02T03:00:04-08:00Dec 3, 2014|

re:focus partners CEO sits alongside Mayors and thought leaders to explore inspired ideas springing from cities and define what works.

Prevention Is Key to Building Resilient Cities

2021-08-07T16:02:49-07:00Oct 22, 2014|

There are some investments that follow the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We buy insurance before driving a car, get a flu shot during the cold months, and floss and brush our teeth in order to stave off painful trips to the dentist. These are personal investments [...]

Funneling Funding in to Resilience

2021-08-07T16:03:18-07:00May 30, 2014|

On Friday, May 16th, I was in Washington, D.C., during a torrential downpour. Flash flood warnings stretched from Virginia, across Washington and out to Maryland. Undoubtedly, thousands of basements were flooded and roads were closed when water rushed out of streams and into places where water isn’t supposed to go.


2021-08-07T16:03:27-07:00May 30, 2014|

Two Infrustructure Challenges Shalini Vajjhala, founder and CEO of re:Focus Partners, joins a panel discuss on infrastructure. She proposes a shift from issues to problem solving and suggests organizers eliminate industry jargon.

Data Is Information, Not an Answer

2021-08-07T16:03:51-07:00Apr 29, 2014|

We are now living in the era of big data. The White House’s recent announcement on sharing data to help communities prepare for climate change is a fantastic example of the power of big data to address global challenges.

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