Fisher publishes article in momentum magazine

Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture) has published "Our Fracture-Critical World" in the May-August 2009 issue of momentum magazine, published by the University's Institute on the Environment.

Fisher writes that recent collapses -- from the I-35W bridge to the global banking system -- could be avoided in the future if we better understand how ecosystems work. Elements of an ecosystem "can become so interconnected and efficient that the ecosystem can lose its resilience and rapidly decline," writes Fisher.

The article is an abbreviation of a chapter of Fisher's forthcoming book on the I-35W bridge collapse, to be published by the University of Minnesota Press in spring 2010.