Reimagining Houston: A flood of lessons from Southeast Asia

Rapid urbanization. Development in flood-prone areas. Flawed cooperation between agencies. Repeated flooding.

Our readers could easily apply all of that to the Houston area, a region hit by three catastrophic flood events in three consecutive years. Those issues, however, are not isolated to Southeast Texas. Southeast Asia has been dealing with similar situations for decades and has taken steps to mitigate the damage done by Mother Nature.

To learn from those communities, Asia Society Texas Center hosted “Houston Reimagined: Building a Resilient City and Best Practices from Asia,” bringing in experts in the field to share how Houston can look to some Asian cities for examples of how to overcome its own challenges.

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