Two worthwhile Financial Times special reports
Most of the articles in the special report on Barcelona touch on various issues relating to the knowledge economy.
The special report on Urban Resilience addresses disaster preparedness and planning, including Superstorm Sandy.
WRT the latter, the uptick in earthquakes along the Pacific Rim is an advance warning of the possibility of serious earthquakes on the west coast. So it's a good think that Mayor Gil Garcetti of Los Angeles is upping the city's game on earthquake preparedness planning. See "It's a big task for Lucy Jones: preparing us for the Big One" from the Los Angeles Times.