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If Architecture Students Ruled The World: Galveston


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Are Rice students really so clueless? Or is it that they have so much contempt for everyone else that they think that they can get away with intellectually dishonest discourse?

I really do not understand your comment. What, specifically, are you referring to within the 198 page report?

Clueless?

Contempt?

Get away with?

Intellectual dishonesty?

??

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Reality sucks.

The coastline on the west end is retreating at 3 to 6 feet per year, the fastest rate of erosion in 6,000 years, the book says. Sea level rise could double or triple the rate of erosion over the remainder of the century, it says.

The sand supply for Galveston beaches has run out and existing sand is being washed away by storms, much of it too far out to sea to return, according to the study.

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I really do not understand your comment. What, specifically, are you referring to within the 198 page report?

They're basing sweeping recommendations on measurements of population density that have not been appropriately adjusted for seasonal fluctuations. Galveston isn't just any city. You can't use standard economic analysis techniques there. What's more, they don't understand the culture of the place; if they wanted their message to stick, they needed to partner with locals rather than preaching to them.

There are a littany of other failures, but these are the most crucial.

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