Denser urban areas better able to weather natural disaster

09/24/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

Areas hit by Hurricane Sandy that were more densely populated, with centralized infrastructure and mass transit, fared better during the storm's aftermath than those that were less dense. That's one example of how higher-density cities are better suited to withstand climate change, writes Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University.

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