The U.S. Interstate 10 corridor has a notable history of executing impressive feats of infrastructure, contributing to the region’s urban and economic growth. But the very systems of roads, bridges, and dams that made modern life possible sometimes ignored and even harmed low-income and marginalized communities. What can the past teach us as the U.S. looks to embark on a new era of infrastructure renewal?
In this episode, Ten Across founder Duke Reiter talks to environmental historian Char Miller about the catastrophic 1921 flood in San Antonio, what can be learned to inform future planning, and how it led to an environmental movement that is still active today. His latest book West Side Rising is available now.
Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. He is the author of multiple books about wildfire, land management and other related issues. Miller is also a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Sacramento Bee and The Washington Post.