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:
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