1. How Houston Can Become More Resilient To Future Floods

    How Houston Can Become More Resilient To Future Floods

    Smaller but still damaging floods are even more frequent. Some amount of flooding is unavoidable in the low-lying city. But urban planners and designers say future storms that are likely to continue to become more common and more intense because of climate change, and that Houston–and any city with a risk of flooding–has a choice: It can continue dealing with catastrophic flooding or accept that they floods will continue and redesign so that it is resilient to them.

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    1. One of the findings that is most robust in the disaster literature is that low-income families and families of color will receive a greater degree of damage to begin with.
    2. Part of the issue with Houston is that we don't really know where the floodplain is right now.
    3. I think it would help if there were incentives here locally for developers and owners to implement these strategies in their buildings.
    4. We need better information about what our rainfall future holds for us, and we need to be honest about it.
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