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Kapitalist Kitty

In the wake of the ongoing damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey (and Trump’s lackluster, non-presidential, social media based response) the media has jumped on the predictable path of talking about poor urban planning only now that the politicians and pundits have decided it’s time for such a hot topic…

…that, however, doesn’t mean it’s not a topic well worth talking out: poor city planning decisions made without sufficient regard to long term complications are in part to blame for the severity of the hurricane induced floods in Houston. CNN contends that a hefty amount of residential and commercial development in the Houston metropolitan area lies in direct path of loads of water sure to engulf the area in the event something goes awry. In other words…in the event of the present crisis.


The larger question for planning experts was: Why were there homes and businesses in the path of that released…

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