Archive for the 'Natural Disasters' Category

Road to Katrinaville

April 1, 2009

Sturdy post-disaster cottages can work as permanent housing. But they’re not always welcome.


Governing, April 2009


Flakes of Danger

December 1, 2008
The one thing a big-city mayor can’t afford to do is mishandle snow removal.
Governing, December 2008

Local Warming

December 1, 2007

It’s too late to stop climate change. What we can do is plan for it.

Governing, December, 2007

Plus: my interview with two officials in Olympia, Washington, about how to cope with sea-level rise.

The Insurance Disaster

February 1, 2007

How Hurricane Katrina ended up hitting Delaware, Connecticut and lots of other states.

Governing, February 2007