After Major Hurricanes, Communities Are Building Back Bigger, Not Smarter

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/after-major-hurricanes-communities-are-building-back-bigger-not-smarter

In the aftermath of major coastal storms, the mantra to “build back better” is often touted repeatedly in rebuilding strategies, with promises to construct resilient houses more capable of surviving the next storm. But a new study of five American coastal communities finds that homes are actually being built back bigger, not better, after catastrophic weather events, dwarfing the structures that were lost.

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Original Title: After Major Hurricanes, Communities Are Building Back Bigger, Not Smarter
Full Text of the Original Article: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/after-major-hurricanes-communities-are-building-back-bigger-not-smarter