What makes cities so resilient after disaster? Larry Vale with post-Katrina New Orleans. Len Rubenstein

Resilient Places

San Francisco rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake while Warsaw rebuilt after World War 11. Larry Vale explains what makes cities so resilient.

On the roof: Judith Layzer with sedums, drought-tolerant plants, which insulate the house below, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter. Len Rubenstein

Greening Gray Infrastructure

Judith Layzer says as urban development escalates and climate change creates rising seas, current water management systems are failing.

Elisha Goodman is enabling people to grow their own food, not only fostering a sense of community, but also allowing them to become more self-reliant, healthy, and whole.  Photo: Richard Howard

A Wish to Heal the World

Elisha Goodman is enabling people to grow their own food, allowing them to become more self-reliant, healthy, and whole.