Can we design neighborhoods to survive wildfires?
As fires become more frequent and more powerful, is there a way to create resiliency that minimizes the damage?
In the wake of the Camp Fire in California–the deadliest in the state’s history, with at least 42 people killed, more than 200 missing, and thousands of homes destroyed in the tiny town of Paradise–some residents say that they want to return and rebuild. Thousands of miles away, in a massive wind tunnel in South Carolina, researchers are testing what makes houses more likely to burn–and how towns like Paradise can prepare now to reduce the chance of another tragedy in a world where fires are increasing in frequency and intensity.
Published on 14 Nov 2018 at 07:00AM