The 1995 Chicago heat wave.
The 1995 Chicago heat wave.
The history behind current events.
Sept. 2 2005 5:34 PM

When Chicago Baked

Unheeded lessons from another great urban catastrophe.

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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, a professor of sociology at NYU, is author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago. Follow him on Twitter