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  1. Jan 2017
    1. I N V I TAT ION TOVernacular Architecture

      The article "Unpredictable, High Risk, High Cost: Planning for the worst is the worst" by Ben Brown discusses planning for the worst disasters is a waste of time and money. Brown mentions Louisiana when Hurricane Katrina and Rita struck in 2005. The government spent $120 billion dollars to help rebuild the city, homes and schools. He mentions that in this recent disaster, we spent more money rebuilding Louisiana, when in World War Two, we spent less than 120 billion dollars to help rebuild countries in Eastern Europe with the Marshall Plan. The governor of Louisiana said that their super prepared for any new disaster. When in reality, that's not true. It is impossible to be 100% prepared for natural disasters. Spending excess amounts of money to "prepare" for natural disasters isn't going to help. Brown says the most efficient way to avoid things life this is to "move out of the threat". Living next to a fire-prone forest or near a beach that is known for strong winds and high tides, we can eliminate the amount of money that has to go into this type of planning.

    2. reading it as a historical text

      Think about how we read old documents and archives.

    3. apply the known to the unknown,

      if you think about it, we apply this to a variety of aspects in our daily lives.

    4. Learning to read architecture—

      They talk about reading buildings and structures like one would read a novel. There's always ways to dig deeper in everything you do. Details are one of the most important things in life.