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Congressman Calls for ‘Natural Defense’ Policy To Spur Effective Land-Use Plans

Publication Date: 5/19/2010
Author: Tom Sawyer and Janice Tuchman
Format: HTML

While natural disasters may be inevitable, disastrous consequences are not, if policy-makers, designers and builders plan successfully. This theme was explored on May 12 at a one-day workshop in Washington, D.C., convened by the National Building Museum, which is laying the groundwork for a major exhibition in fall 2011 to examine how communities can improve planning to resist the consequences of natural disasters. Event planners looked for guidance from the museum’s Industry Council for the Built Environment, comprising about 60 owners and association representatives.

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