Discussions about the planning efforts, or lack of, in Houston, Texas after hurricane Harvey have ranged from increasing land use planning and zoning in the city to the claim that the city works well for its citizens despite occasional disasters. Debates about climate change have also been thrown in. Urban and Regional Planning alum and Adjunct Instructor, Jim Schwab, was recently interviewed about his recommendations with Canadian Broadcasting in Toronto.
Jim is the former manager of the American Planning Association's Hazards Planning Center and spent 28 years of his career on disaster mitigation and recovery. A short video of the interview from a planner's perspective is available here.