Episode 26: Natural (and Unnatural) Disasters with Tanvi Misra

Stormy weather (photo by Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman)

This week we have a special episode on the incredible storm surging through Houston this weekend, Hurricane Harvey. With our guest, Tanvi Misra, author of the CityLab article , we discuss the issues that disadvantaged populations face not only in times of environmental crisis but every day in our cities.

As per Tanvi’s suggestions, we’re linking to by Jia Tolentino that includes a list of local organizations she suggests supporting. Beyond that we can only ask ourselves, how do we consider compassion when planning our cities? Why does it take the worst case scenario to raise awareness to our citizens’ plights? What do we lose when we refuse to plan ahead, for hurricanes or others’ daily struggles?

If you like these conversations and advocating for human-scale cities, you can donate to our efforts on our Patreon page at . Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!

As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: Katrina can be found at Kristen can be found at



Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license:

Third Wave Urbanism

A podcast highlighting the new normal of urbanism in our globalized cities, as told by two female urbanists Katrina + Kristen.

Third Wave Urbanism

Written by

A podcast on what we like to call the third wave of livable urbanism in the 21st century as told by two young urbanists Katrina + Kristen.

Third Wave Urbanism

A podcast highlighting the new normal of urbanism in our globalized cities, as told by two female urbanists Katrina + Kristen.