A year ago today a tornado created a mess of destruction and suffering in Joplin MO.

Here’s an official Salvation Army report on what has and is taking place.  And the Joplin story reminded me of One Million Dead In 30 Seconds

Urban places offer great opportunities but they also create places of new scales of risk.  Indeed “the stakes are higher in the 21st century.  Our urban places more challenging.  The need very great for public policy and personal involvement to make the world’s urban places more safe, more just.”