Communities deserve a chance to bounce back from natural disasters in a big, green way. That’s why our researchers just published a new guide on how to put certain types of land to use after catastrophes.
After an emergency hits, people need a place to come together. Dr. Gavin Smith has been working with students and fellow researchers to channel resources from federal buyout programs into creating green spaces for people to build community.
Local officials should pay close attention to towns like Grand Forks, ND that built a place for festivals on top of previously flooded neighborhoods. That case study and a dozen others like it are featured in this revitalizing research.