A new project led by Carolina Population Center Director Elizabeth Frankenberg has received a $3.5 million Growing Convergent Research Award from the National Science Foundation to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies for North Carolinians as they face future storms and flooding.
The Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence has partnered with the Town of Princeville, Edgecombe County, the NC State College of Design, and NC Emergency Management to help design a future for Princeville that reflects community needs and respects history.
“In my opinion we are not investing nearly enough on the front end,” said Gavin Smith, professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and director of the Department of … Continued
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) have been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 … Continued
Over the past year alone, catastrophic rain events characterized as once-in-500-year or even once-in-1,000-year events have flooded West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and now Louisiana, sweeping in billions of dollars of property damage and deaths along with the high … Continued
In the last three decades, North Carolina has been a steady victim of multiple major storms and flooding, landslides, drought, and wildfires. These natural hazards damage infrastructure, hurt the economy, and even lead to fatalities in some cases — which … Continued
When it comes to planning for natural hazards, we need to plan for what could happen, not what’s already happened, and planning should involve the whole community, not just government agencies. That was the message from FEMA Director Craig Fugate, … Continued