Disaster response has historically focused on using strategies developed for rural regions to aid people impacted by disaster. With the increase of natural and man made disasters effecting urban areas (Fukushima, Hurricane Katrina…) organizations are looking to adapt and develop best solutions to the urban environment. Using sustainable strategies can also make a significant contribution in making a built environment more resilient. Sustainable solutions already look to mitigate impact as well as designing to last. With many major cities (New York City, San Francisco…) already working to lead in sustainable solutions, disaster organizations should look to take advantage of both efforts to optimize and hasten preparation: How Is Disaster Aid Being Retooled to Meet Catastrophes That Strike Cities?: Scientific American.