Earthquakes

In the face of climate change, making cities "resilient" before crises strike has become a pressing concern.
Sep 7, 2014   The Planning Report
Port-au-Prince is not an outlier. Many other major cities in developing and poor countries lie along earthquake fault lines and are in danger of destruction.
Feb 27, 2010   The New York Times
More than a million Haitians have fled the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and government officials are advising them to stay out of the city. But many question if these provincial cities will be able to provide jobs and economic opportunities.
Jan 30, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
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.
Jan 27, 2010   Los Angeles Times
This episode of <em>DnA</em> wonders whether design and architecture will be able to help Haiti revive itself.
Jan 20, 2010   KCRW
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.
Dec 20, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
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.
Jul 29, 2009   San Jose Mercury News
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.
May 7, 2009   National Geographic
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.
Oct 23, 2008   Architectural Record
<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>
May 26, 2008   The Globe & Mail
<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>
May 16, 2008   The Globe & Mail