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Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

postedThu, 11 Jul 2019
One of the nation’s premier hazard research hubs, the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, will continue focusing on disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery with its new director Michelle Meyer, assistant professor of urban planning.
LAUP prof delivers TEDx Talk defining 'uncanny wisdom'

LAUP prof delivers TEDx Talk defining 'uncanny wisdom'

postedFri, 29 Jun 2018
Seemingly rational choices, made in the wake of natural disasters, can produce unsound results due to “uncanny wisdom,” a term, coined by a Texas A&M urban planning professor, describing actions that eventually exacerbate problems they were meant to solve.
TAMU agencies unite to help build resilient coastal communities

TAMU agencies unite to help build resilient coastal communities

postedMon, 19 Mar 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two Texas A&M groups have teamed up to launch the Community Resilience Collaborative, a program aimed at bolstering the resilience of the state’s coastal communities to natural hazards and at restoring their habitats and ecosystems.
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.
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