Tulsa

Tulsa’s Resilience Journey

Once known primarily for its role as a hub of the American oil industry, Tulsa has expanded its profile to include telecommunications, finance, and aviation. The city has seen significant economic growth, in part due to concerted urban revitalization plans. However, it faces pronounced poverty in certain areas, particularly in minority communities. This inequality has ramifications for educational and economic development efforts, and for resilience planning. The city is prioritizing civic engagement and strategic investment through a lens of addressing racial disparities.

Given its position in “Tornado Alley,” Tulsa needs to establish reliable emergency communications systems that reach all residents. Potentially deadly tornadoes and high wind events regularly harm structures and power lines, and do significant financial damage. The city has responded to high flood risks by creating one of the top floodplain management plans in the country, with a particular focus on urban planning and relocation. Projects are also underway to upgrade a wide range of the city’s infrastructure.

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Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

City will now develop resilience strategy to identify vulnerabilities and prepare to face challenges related to urbanization, drought and extreme heat August 31st, 2022- Monterrey, the second ...
IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities;  The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities; The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

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From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

City governments have multiple conflicting priorities related to shifting macro-economic trends and climate change while also creating safe and livable places for urban communities and ...

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