BONNER: From seemingly harmless events, a cascade of riots and mayhem can follow. Just look at the examples in Detroit, Watts and the 1992 violence in Los Angeles
BONNER: In time of crisis, should governments rely on non-governmental organizations or should those groups be asked to stand aside for the greater good?
BONNER: In emergency circumstances, we often help each other. But what happens when a municipality mandates that citizens need to help strangers?
BONNER: The violent 1990 protest in London over the proposed poll tax resulted in a change in policy and the departure of Margaret Thatcher
ROBINSON: In the event the worst happens, the best place to weather a man-made disaster is probably far from crowded and chaotic urban centres
BONNER: No city’s emergency plan focuses enough on what we can do to protect ourselves, like planting trees, stiffening homes against wind and getting survival gear
BONNER: Events like the protest in London’s Grosvenor Square in 1968 can help us understand how violence builds and how we can minimize its impact
BONNER: How municipal councils can prepare for emergencies at little or no cost and end up looking like heroes