Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Phoenix Falling?--lunchtime reading...

Another lunch-break-find: High Country News, a non-profit
current events/environment/politics/etc. magazine about the West.

An article called "Phoenix Falling?" by Craig Childs caught my eye;
click HERE to read the article.

Will Phoenix continue to boom … or bust entirely?
The answer may lie in the ancient Hohokam city buried beneath.

The perennial boom-and-bust cycle of Western cities is striking.
And in the midst of current financial crises, with lay-offs and rising unemployment,
the fragility of water-based civilization in an arid land looms larger...

Archaeology backs it up. Look underneath to look ahead.

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