Realtime Resilience? On the uses of social media for understanding communitites

Hurricane Dorian continues to move up the east coast of the US, causing catastrophic damage to communities. In the era of big data, what kind of analysis can we do to understand how communities respond to disasters in real time?

Introduction to web scraping

There's so much data being produced and presented online, but often it vanishes as quickly as it arrives. Here's a quick guide and example to how to record it.

Neglecting future urban development and changing risks can lead to maladaptation to natural hazards

Last week Hurricane Florence caused, and continues to cause, major damage along the East Coast of the USA. Following Florence and a year of record breaking heat waves and fires now is a good time to consider adapting to climate change and mitigating natural hazards. Are strategies we’re taking really going to work? Or is it possible that the engineering approaches taken to protect us are actually just making us more vulnerable?

Python vs R: Random Forests

Time for the speed and accuracy comparison

Hello Climate Change

I've just finished participating in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Cities conference. The climate forecasts in the forthcoming assessment report on the state of the climate are worse. Everything has gotten worse. Let's pull out the stops and act.

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