Sound of Brisbane Flooding

Dan Hill of CityofSound wrote an amazingly lucid post about experiencing the flooding in Queensland and what some of the long term implications for infrastructure and the city might be.

…In less than four years here, I’ve become aware, in a very visceral sense, that Australia suffers extreme weather so regularly that it doesn’t really make sense to talk of it as extreme. When extreme becomes regular is it still extreme?

…But there is nothing around us, barely pavements, and now the connecting infrastructure of roads is so easily compromised. ‘Network redundancy’ is not a particularly motivating term for wider propagation, but it will be an increasingly important idea for Australian cities, whether they like it or not. The flood makes that much clear.

Certainly worth reading the entire post.

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