After the 2004 Asian Tsunami wiped out whole communities on the Indian Ocean, Indonesiaas West Sumatra province learnt a startling realityathey were next. A loosely allied bunch of scientists, students and ordinary citizens struggle to make sense of this suddenly precarious location, centering on the area capital of Padang and hurrying together a plan to save it before itas too late. But the limits of their grassroots activism in a crowded, striving, ill-planned city has critical implications for some of Asiaas other cities facing their own geological and climate time bombs. Smaller, more nimble places may be able to thrive in the coming century of environmental reckoning.Beating Asiaa#39;s Next Big One Oakley Brooks. on four different ... In recent days, the makeshift markets have been knee-deep in floodwater from drains in ill repair. a The leadership style of ... He asked the contractor to put in extra rebar and tied the walls to the main roof timbers to create a sturdy box of a frame. He mixed largeanbsp;...
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