What Can Fort McMurray Learn from Greensburg, Kansas?

Rebuilding after a major disaster offers a unique opportunity for a community to step back and ask how it wants to build.
May 18, 2016, 10am PDT | urbanguy
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Christine Lepisto, a freelance writer for Treehugger states:

Rebuilding offers a unique opportunity to step back and ask how we want to build, an advantage over the business-as-usual rolling development. As Greensburg once owed its fame to a well dug deep enough to tap a now receding aquifer, Fort McMurray owes its boom to the oil sands, a resource that presents obvious sustainability issues. Clever planning now can prepare the community to grow and thrive when the oil economy starts to fade.

A 2014 article detailed the recovery efforts of Greensburg, Kansas, after a tornado destroyed 95 percent of the town's buildings.

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Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Treehugger
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