Events

PLANNING FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE SYMPOSIUM

This symposium commemorates the 25th anniversary of the HRRC by bringing together past and current HRRC faculty fellows to discuss contributions to the fields of hazards and urban planning research, emphasizing the importance of the intersection of urban planning and hazards as critical for community resilience. Panel discussion topics include:  

HAZARD MITIGATION

This session will examine the role hazard mitigation plays in planning and disasters. Influential topics to these fields include understanding vulnerabilities, the development within hazardous areas, development policies which influence risk, and understanding the impacts of structural and non-structural mitigation.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLANNING

This panel focuses on research which has influenced the ways communities prepare and respond to disasters. Meaningful research has influenced the way risk is communicated, community needs are met, evacuations take place, and the preparedness and response in developing countries.

RECOVERY AND ADAPTATION

Our knowledge on factors influencing recovery rates and the ability of communities to adapt to hazards has expanded in the last two decades. Panelists will discuss how to long-term housing recovery, business recovery, the impacts of vulnerable populations on recovery, and the adaptation of communities to hazards and climate change.

INTERPRETATIONS FOR PRACTICE

In what ways have practitioners influenced research and how are practitioners interpreting hazards research? Panelists will discuss how hazards can be incorporated into the comprehensive planning process, how states respond and recover, the recovery planning of cities, and how to ways to engage the community in disaster planning.

PANELISTS Phil Berke, Dennis Wenger, Sam Brody, Carla Prater, Mike Lindell, Yang Zhang, Wes Highfield, George Rogers, Sherry Bame, Yu Xiao, Himanshu Grover, Zhenghong Tang, Gavin Smith, Laurie Johnson, John Cooper, Shannon Van Zandt, Walt Peacock, Sudha Arlikatti, Jody Rosenblatt-Naderi, Jaimie Hicks Masterson MODERATORS Jack Kartez, Jen Horney, Michelle Meyer, Ken Topping
REGISTER NOW-early bird special ends March 1st
AGENDA (Icon 855.0 KB)
WHEN  April 4-5, 2014
WHERE  Texas A&M University at College Station, Langford Architecture Center
COST  Early bird: $100, Students $35, After March1st: $130, Students $65
TOUR OF DISASTER CITY April 4, 3pm; 10076 Stillwater Rd, College Station, TX 77845 Map (Icon 263.9 KB)
SYMPOSIUM Langford Building B, Geren Auditorium, AICP CM6, 9am - 5pm  Directions to Langford TAMU (Icon 229.5 KB)
RECEPTION  Langford Building A, Wright Gallery, 5pm - 7pm, drinks and hors d’oeuvres 
PANELISTS
STUDENT POSTERS
ACCOMODATIONS  
Four Points by Sheraton 
Hyatt Place
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
 
QUESTIONS  Jaimie Masterson, jmasterson@arch.tamu.edu