The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the economies of states and localities across the country and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is urging officials to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support their response efforts.
The threat of an invisible enemy such as the Coronavirus can generate feelings of uncertainty and isolation that manifest into anxiety and depression. Throughout this crisis it is important that individuals focus on their mental health as well as their physical health.
Social distancing is essential to prevent community transmission of coronavirus. Unlike self-quarantine or isolation, social distancing places no locational constraints and instead focuses on behavioral practices to decrease the risk of exposure.
The spread of misinformation and disinformation or “fake news” during a disaster can cause confusion and pose a threat to public safety.
February is earthquake awareness month. Given their unpredictable nature it is important to understand how and where they happen, and how to prepare for a seismic event.
Smart Cities are the vision of the the future. With 60 percent of the world’s population projected to be living in cities by 2050, the need for advanced infrastructure is critical.