Planning for Disasters

What planners can learn from engineers who study buildings in order 'to keep disasters from becoming economic catastrophes.'
November 26, 2003, 9am PST | Connie Chung
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"These are dangerous times. Powerful hurricanes are on the upswing along the Atlantic coast, the West has been devastated by fire, and communities from Seattle to Los Angeles are braced for earthquakes. Then there's the threat of terrorism. The effects--economic and psychological--are many....One betting that difficult times can be good times. Its confidence has a lot to do with a team of fire enthusiasts, explosion nuts, and devotees of controlled mayhem...."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Monday, November 24, 2003 in U.S. News And World Report
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