Daily digest: The Cooper Hewitt is reopening with free admission, Ai Weiwei returns to the LACMA, and more

Welcome back to another midweek roundup of the arts, architecture, urbanism, and more going-ons that you need to know.

Here’s the news items and long-form pieces to check out today:

FEMA doubles funding for its nascent community resilience project

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reportedly doubling funding for its Pre-Disaster Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, making up to $1 billion available for community preparedness across the country. Rather than swooping in after the fact, the agency is shifting towards more of a focus on increasing community-level climate change resilience although, at last tally, requests for assistance from across the country came in at more than $3.6 billion.

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