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Winning Back Mosul, Safeguarding Its Infrastructure
Author, broadcaster, and Middle East specialist
A year of invisible progress
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD
Founder of the Dharmakaya Organization and Buddhist Relief Ser...
One year after the Nepal earthquakes it's still a dark reality for remote communities
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Empower Generation
Will the Devastating Earthquake Also Shake the Polity in Nepal?
Father, Epidemiologist, Physician
Nine months after the 2015 earthquake devastated central Nepal, a confusing mix of early success and later failures continue to quash expectations of millions of people. The immediate toll was quantifiable: Nearly 9,000 people perished.
Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods: Building Blocks For The Future Of America's Cities
There is an old player on the block with a new financing vehicle that is increasing the range of choices available to close that gap -- not only for American kids but for all who live, work, play and do business in those neighborhoods.
Look For The Good
cabi Fashion Stylist, Founder of iGlowSpirit Travel Adventures...
Our resilience to tragedy is never realized until we are faced with it. When the reflection of what we know or how it is becomes distorted, we try to find some type of understanding, but the reality is that we can become paralyzed in fear, express anger and outrage as never seen before.
How To Get Through The Worst Thing That Has Ever Happened To You
Author, journalist, and troublemaker
I'm a human being. And as a human being living life through tragedy, the days can get bad here and there. All I can really tell you about how I got through (and how I am getting through) is that I defined a plan, and then tried to stick to it as much as I possibly could.
Rebuilding After Hurricanes: The Public's View
Director of Communications for the Roper Center for Public Opi...
The first time the public was asked about their willingness to pay to rebuild after a disaster was following the flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The country was nearly evenly divided on whether federal funds should be banned from being used.
Years After Japan's Earthquake Disaster, A Community Struggles To Pick Up The Pieces
Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad
Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Author...
Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.
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Rebuilding My Life after My Unemployment Benefits Ended
Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD
Registered and licensed dietitian and nutritionist; adjunct pr...
I have been trying very hard to rebuild my life. I am not asking taxpayers to take care of me. I would like to see some changes in employment laws. I think that policies of noncompetition should be limited in duration and scope, if not abolished.
Detroit Offers Builders, Developers and Dreamers a Unique Opportunity
CEO and Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council
It is in many ways an urban planner's utopia: a city craving retribution and redefinition, and one armed with thousands of hungry, skilled workers, available space and as many natural resources as any city in the country.
Peace Is More Than the Absence of War
Activist and entrepreneur
I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.
New Year's Resolution for Caregivers: Reclaim Your Life!
Deborah J. Cornwall
Author, 'Things I Wish I’d Known: Cancer Caregivers Speak Out'...
The new year is right around the corner. For caregivers, it brings an opportunity to reflect on caregiving so far and to set the stage for a newly fulfilling life -- an opportunity not to be missed, regardless of how your caregiving may turn out.
A Flood of Compassion, but Not Much Justice
Member, NY City Council
It must be a priority for elected officials, and the voters to whom they are accountable, to make this a city where everyone can be economically secure -- in times of high water, and after the waters recede.
Rethink, Recycle, Rebuild: How Deconstructing a Home Makes Environmental and Economic Sense
Co-founder/VP, Blu Homes
If you're one of those homeowners who has been wondering about the best way to environmentally approach a teardown and rebuild, we have good news: recycling a home makes environmental sense as well as economic sense.
The Love Letter I Couldn't Bring Myself To Read
Author, journalist, and troublemaker
As I was pulling out of the driveway, I began to question if what had happen actually happened? Did I actually collapse? And before that, did I really just move in with my first ever roommate? And before that, did I really get divorced?
Hurricane Preparedness: What Every City Must Consider
This year, as we make sure our insurance documents are in order and buy new batteries for our flashlight, let's consider taking preparedness beyond bracing for the storm and the immediate aftermath.
A Memorial Day Tribute to Dad for his Service in Vietnam
Genealogy Expert, Author of "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Show...
How A Croissant Inspired An Entire Restaurant Design
Award-winning architect and interior designer
It all began in Paris.
From the Ashes, Neighbors Help Neighbors Rebuild Green
Dan R. Fink
Author, Educator and Consultant
When the High Park Fire finished its rampage through the rural mountains of Larimer County, Colorado last summer, it left behind one person dead, over 87,000 acres of forest burned and thousands of lives shattered. But mountain people are tough, and they stick together and help their neighbors.
The Walkin' Talkin' Burning Man Blues
Divorced father of three young kids
I just stood there, in a split-second of freezing January clarity, watching the inferno giving us the finger as it dangled out of my daughter's bedroom window and did its thing.
Should We Rebuild?
Editorial Director, Moms Clean Air Force
There's been talk of constructing 25 miles of coastal protection...to build a $15 billion seawall. This is the "cheapest solution." But would "the side effects" of such a barrier with its impact on inland estuaries and coastal marshes be feasible?
What I Want My Daughter To Know About Her Home
Before the flood, I would have told my child that place doesn't matter. That you are you and the place you stand is just a changing backdrop, irrelevant to what you become. But now, I know that is not true.
Adaptation: (Re)Building Sensibly
Sandy actually gives us a chance to rebuild a lot of infrastructure in a sensible way. We know a lot more today than we did when houses, apartment buildings, roads and mass transit systems were built 100 years ago.
Solutions After Sandy: Rebuilding the Right Way
Executive Director, Transportation Equity Network
From Katrina and Isaac to Irene to Sandy, severe weather events are becoming a constant feature of our lives. And they're leaving in their wake too many lessons of the wrong way to rebuild. It even has a name: disaster capitalism.
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