How does the SIMCenter differ from a DHS Fusion Center?

How does the SIMCenter differ from a Department of Homeland Security Fusion Center?

  • The SIMCenter looks at long-range planning issues and policy for Sustainability and Resilient Cities, rather than immediate disaster and security issues like those that are important to Fusion Centers used by first responder organizations.


  • Access to Fusion Centers is restricted to Security and First Responder personnel.

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Pittsburgh’s Resilience Journey

The city of Pittsburgh released its Resilience Strategy on March 8, 2017. Explore the strategy here.

Pittsburgh’s Resilience Story

Chaotic urbanization puts cities in harm's way: UN

05-30-2016 - Megan Rowling

ISTANBUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the U.N. agency for human settlements said.

Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

Submitted by Derek F on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 14:36

Geni Geodesgin

There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living.


Alan Hoffman


Mission Consult

Subject Matter Expert

He has consulted on a wide range of transit, parking, and urban redevelopment studies and has contributed to regional long-term planning in cities around the world, in addition to serving as a frequent workshop and conference speaker on transit markets, planning, and transit-oriented development. A former professor of management at the INCAE Business School in Central America, Mr. Hoffman has also consulted to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the US Agency for International Development.

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