Earthquakes

January 27, 2010, 6am PST
Every day since the earthquake that shattered Haiti earlier this month, a group of 50 planners, architects and developers have met to brainstorm and strategize the rebuilding of their country.
Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2010, 1pm PST
This episode of <em>DnA</em> wonders whether design and architecture will be able to help Haiti revive itself.
KCRW
December 20, 2009, 7am PST
The event of a huge earthquake off the Aleutian Islands could send a devastating tsunami towards the West coast of the U.S. Researchers have released maps of what a worst-case scenario might look like for coastal communities.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 29, 2009, 11am PDT
Utilities officials in the San Francisco Bay Area are hoping to secure their water resources in the face of another devastating earthquake by building a 5-mile long water tunnel beneath the Bay.
San Jose Mercury News
May 7, 2009, 9am PDT
Advances in material development have brought to the market a new type of concrete that can bend under pressure and heal cracks with the addition of water.
National Geographic
October 23, 2008, 7am PDT
A California-based architecture firm has been selected by a Sichuan planning department to rebuild the city of Dujiangyan after the deadly earthquake in the province earlier this year.
Architectural Record
May 26, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Mark Kingwell observes the sharp -- and deadly -- contrast between shining Shanghai skyscrapers and the poorly-built prefab concrete structures in China's rural areas that proved to be deathtraps in the recent earthquake.</p>
The Globe & Mail
May 16, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>As rescue work continues in the aftermath of the earthquake in China's Sichuan province, many -- including the state-run media -- are asking questions about why so many buildings collapsed, and blame corruption and shoddy construction methods.</p>
The Globe & Mail
April 26, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>New earthquake hazard maps from the U.S. Geological Survey show increased earthquake risk areas beyond typical hotspots like California. Geologists say planners and local officials should react to the maps by updating building codes.</p>
Discovery
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