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When it comes to natural disasters, public is willing to pay a hefty price (access required)

As Houston grew, few developers gave much thought to potential flood damage when they tackled projects. Parking was a bigger consideration than where water from storms like Hurricane Harvey would go. “Continually paving over parts of the city invites flooding,” said L. Rudolph Barton, professor emeritus of architecture at Portland State University. “In essence, Houston doesn’t ...

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