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The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster
by Dr. Lawrence J. Vale (Larry) '81
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Oxford University Press; 2004; 376 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: History
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Throughout history, cities have been sacked, burned, torched, bombed, flooded, besieged and leveled. Yet they almost always rise from the ashes and are rebuilt. Viewing a wide array of urban disasters in global historical per-spective, Vale traces the aftermath of such cataclysms as the British invasion of Washington, World War II, the late 20th-century earthquakes that shattered Mexico City and the Chinese city of Tangshan, the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, the Oklahoma City bombing and the destruction of the World Trade Center. Vale is a professor of urban design and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.