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Florida Panhandle Struggling to Recover from Hurricane Michael

Residents of Panama City and other Florida communities are calling for help, but it's unclear when help will arrive. The restoration of running water and electricity is the primary concern.

October 15, 2018 - BuzzFeed News

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California Considers Creating Directory of Buildings Most Likely to Collapse in an Earthquake

Cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles already keep lists of vulnerable buildings, but a new piece of legislation would require all California cities do the same. The catch? The bill will not provide funding to support these lists.

September 25, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Haitians Lay Foundation for Hope 5 Years After Earthquake

Despite what some see as slow progress five years after an earthquake rocked Haiti, architect and sustainability consultant Dave Hampton writes about how he and others see hope for the future.

January 21, 2015 - UrbDeZine

10 Years After the Indonesian Tsunami: Rehousing for Resilience

What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?

December 23, 2014 - Places Journal

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Lessons from West: Do Texas Land Use Laws Put Residents at Risk?

After a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people in West, observers blamed Texas's lax zoning regulations. Analysis of the locations of such plants across the Western U.S. seeks to determine whether Texas land use law is uniquely unregulated.

August 29, 2013 - Ken Steif

Is the Bangladesh Building Collapse the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of This Century?

As the death tool passes 300 from the horrific collapse of an 8-story garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, thoughts turn to New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. Can some good follow this disaster, as it did in New York?

April 26, 2013 - The New York Times

For a Japanese Island, Reconstruction Kills Revival

Since the Japanese government spent $300 billion rebuilding Okushiri after a 1993 tsunami, things have taken a grim, ironic turn: with high-paying construction jobs leaving, so are young people who no longer wish to be part of a fishing economy.

January 11, 2012 - The New York Times

Reborn Green

The New York Times takes a look at Greensburg, Kansas, the tornado-ravaged town that rebuilt itself to high environmental standards.

September 25, 2009 - The New York Times

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