Trying To Shape The City

A recent Washington Post articles series about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers teaches an important lesson: Don't fool with Mother Nature.

September 25, 2000, 3:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"Since the North American continent was first explored, we have persisted in establishing settlements on land that should never have been occupied in the first place--flood plains and wetlands, parched deserts, earthquake faults, sensitive shorelines and steep and unstable slopes."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Monday, September 25, 2000 in The Washington Post

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