Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Following the devastation of the Haiti earthquake, we'll look at designing buildings to withstand the perils of Mother Nature.

When the earth shook in Haiti, thousands of buildings collapsed. Here in Washington, earthquakes are unlikely, but our homes and offices are susceptible to other natural disasters. Hurricane winds, freezing groundwater and local wildlife can wreak havoc of their own. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore the ways we design and build to withstand the ravages of "Mother Nature."

Guests

Roger Lewis

Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

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