Recovery Planning / Description
BNIM is the most experienced firm in the United States at helping disaster-impacted communities engage a transformative recovery planning process. Our work in this realm began two decades ago when we came to the aid of citizens in Illinois and Missouri following the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993. This plan was an early step in the direction of sustainable planning at city and regional scales. Since that time, BNIM has contributed to the recovery efforts of numerous other communities and regions including New Orleans following hurricane Katrina; Houston following Tropical Storm Allison; Greensburg, Kansas after an EF-5 tornado wiped out 95 percent of the townâ€™s buildings; Iowa City, IA after the Iowa River flood in 2008; Nashville following the Cumberland River flooding of 2009; and Haitiâ€™s devastation after the 2010 earthquake. We are also currently guiding Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Springfield, Massachusetts through their recoveries from devastating events that occurred in 2011.
This sustainable K-12 facility is an environmentally responsible and responsive educational facility that includes spaces for the public.
This comprehensive master plan provides a framework for the rebuilding of Greensburg around the principles of economic, social and environmental sustainability.
BNIM worked with the people of Fargo to update the City's Comprehensive Plan.