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Better urban design can help curb floodi...

Over the course of four days in mid-September, Hurricane Florence abandoned a record 34 inches of rain in Swansboro, North Carolina – a city that typically receives 57 inches in an entire year. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused the worst flooding in Houston’s history. In 2012, flooding from Super Hurricane Sandy — took into consideration […]

What about architects and urban design? ...

Earlier this summer, I was listening to an architect teach urban design at one of our architecture schools. It started out promisingly by showing a site that I recognized as one of ours. However, he ruined it almost immediately by then imposing a caricature of a plan (not ours) on the site and saying, “It’s […]