In greentown Greensburg, seven years on

Greensburg, Kansas, has made fewer headlines in the past couple years. Nevertheless, it’s prudent to check in on the progress – and the manifestation of ambitions – of a community that lost nearly everything. Here, two designers observe and inquire on an impromptu afternoon drop-in… The wind blows with some constancy across the plains of Western Kansas, a landscape that stretches for hundreds of miles;…

Oklahoma Towns Nearly Completed With Rapid Response, Preceding Long Term Recovery

(Architecture for Humanity) In the weeks after a series of destructive and deadly tornadoes swept through central Oklahoma, Architecture for Humanity has been assisting communities, meeting rebuilding authorities, and assessing still-emerging needs and long term priorities for the stricken towns. Background & Current Status Between May 18 and June 2, a series of tornadoes touched…

Avoiding the Next Disaster

(Huffington Post) As we pick up the pieces after the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado — and honor the deceased — we’re getting figures now that this tornado, while not the most powerful recorded, may possibly be the most expensive in U.S. history. We at Architecture for Humanity, like many, pause and wonder at how much damage…