Eric Leshinsky, via OffCite
The prevailing story in Houston is that not enough is being done to mitigate flooding. It's hard to argue with that, given the rising impacts from flooding, the city's long-standing culture of privileging growth at all costs and our historical unwillingness to steer that growth in any way that would reduce the risk of flooding.
But there's another story that tends to get lost in the conversation that follows every devastating storm. What if the problem isn't that we have done too little to manage floods, but that we have not been smart about it?