The nexus between fire hazard and economic pressures has been framed as a socioeconomic principle by Gregory L. Simon, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. "We take profit from the landscape, big construction contracts, cities generating massive amounts of tax revenue," Simon said. "Simultaneously to generating profits, we’re generating risk and vulnerability."
After California's most destructive fire season, a debate over where to rebuild homes
Los Angeles Times, Dec 16, 2017
California’s most destructive fire season fuels debate over where to rebuild homes
Seattle Times, Dec 30, 2017