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Senators hear of  post-Harvey housing problems from prof

Senators hear of post-Harvey housing problems from prof

postedThu, 07 Dec 2017
Editor’s note: Texas lawmakers heard Shannon Van Zandt, professor of urban planning, describe the significant housing difficulties low-and moderate-income people face as they recover from devastation caused by August 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.
Study: Focused plans help cities prepare for climate change

Study: Focused plans help cities prepare for climate change

postedTue, 05 Dec 2017
Municipalities are more responsive to natural disaster plans that focus on a single threat, such as flooding, than they are to comprehensive resiliency strategies, according to a study evaluating how U.S. cities are adapting to the impacts of climate change.
College community responds to Harvey

College community responds to Harvey

postedWed, 20 Sep 2017
As tens of thousands of Texans undergo a long, difficult recovery from Hurricane Harvey, numerous faculty and students initiatives at Texas A&M University are helping individuals and communities learn how to emerge from the damage and mitigate the effects of future disasters.
Faculty aid Harvey reportage, analysis

Faculty aid Harvey reportage, analysis

postedTue, 19 Sep 2017
As Harvey’s record-setting rainfall inundated coastal Texas, expert researchers in natural disaster planning, recovery and sustainability at Texas A&M, through analysis and numerous media interviews, described how land development practices exacerbated the flooding and prescribed actions to mitigate future disasters.
Peacock advises Congress in wind storm impact group

Peacock advises Congress in wind storm impact group

postedTue, 19 Sep 2017
Walter Gillis Peacock, director of the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, is one of 15 experts serving on a committee established by Congress to review efforts to reduce life and property loss from windstorms, the nation’s costliest natural hazard.

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