When Chicago Baked
Unheeded lessons from another great urban catastrophe.
It's important to keep asking questions about all the things that have gone wrong in New Orleans. Let it not be another Chicago disaster story, in which wasted lessons compound the catastrophe of wasted lives.
Eric Klinenberg is professor of sociology at New York University and the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. He tweets at @ericklinenberg and his website is www.ericklinenberg.com.
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