San Fransisco

How a Low-Income San Francisco Neighborhood Is Building a Culture of Disaster Preparedness, with lessons from New Orleans ~Justin Gerdes, Atlantic Cities

My original quote in the masthead upper left used to read: “These days, it is only through disasters, be they natural or man-made, that Americans may know any sort of cultural cohesion.” This concept came to me soon after the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8-29-05, when the Army Corps of Engineers levees and flood-walls…

Natural disasters? Let’s deal with them ~San Francisco Chronicle

No one else will say it, so here goes: New York City, Staten Island and the Jersey Shore should just give up and rebuild somewhere else. Read more