About Richard G. Little, AICP

Richard G. Little is a professional planner and Visiting Research Scholar in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was formerly the Director of the Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the University of Southern California and Director of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Research Council.

Urban Alternatives to Building an Ark

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina in New Orleans and Sandy in New York, an awareness of the vulnerability of major first-world cities to violent storm events has given rise to any number of proposals to make the world’s cities safer from the effects of global...