Rethinking disaster housing for cities

Rethinking disaster housing for cities

An intriguing post about what urban cities should be doing now to prepare for disaster housing.

If a disaster were to strike a dense urban neighborhood, the FEMA trailers wouldn’t be of much use. Each one houses one family and needs 20 feet of space on either side. Imagine trying to rehouse a single New York apartment building.


The city

[New York] estimates in its disaster-recovery “Playbook” that if even 30 percent of people in a neighborhood leave, “the city is unlikely to ever regain its pre-event vitality. We will need every New Yorker to be part of the rebuilding process.”

Link to Urbanful’s article.

By | 2018-01-04T00:10:58+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Article|0 Comments

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