Dr. Phil Berke

Dr. Phil BerkeProfessor, Texas A&M University

Project: Local Planning Networks and Neighborhood Vulnerability Indicators

Other Research Participants/Partners: Jennifer Horney, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University; Galen Newman, Texas A&M University; Walter Peacock, Texas A&M University

Project Description: Land use planning is key to mitigating natural hazards and the effects of climate change. Communities adopt multiple plans that directly and indirectly address hazard mitigation; the integration of local plans can significantly affect future community vulnerability to hazards. We develop a resilience scorecard to assess the degree to which the network of local plans targets areas most vulnerable to hazards and then evaluate the coordination of local plans and test it in six communities vulnerable to coastal floods and projected sea-level rise.

Project Abstract

Research Interests: Land use and environmental planning, community disaster resiliency, hazard mitigation

Beyond the Basics website

Presentations, Papers and Reports:
Webinar presentation for Association of State Floodplain Managers on Oct. 4, 2017
2016 Annual Meeting presentation
2017 Annual Meeting presentation
2018 Annual Meeting presentation
“Evaluation of Networks of Plans and Vulnerability to Hazards and Climate Change: A Resilience Scorecard”
Presentation from Model Forest Policy Program webinar on Sept. 1, 2016
Year 1 Annual Report

Year 2 Annual Report

CRC News/In the News:
PrepTalks: Land use planning for community resilience
Planning prof presents hazard mitigation strategies in D.C.
Tool for tracking an equitable recovery
City of Norfolk adopts principles of Resilience Scorecard project
‘Scorecard’ guides winners of architecture award
Student from CRC program receives Distinguished Dissertation honor
Coastal Resilience Center researchers, partners aid in Hurricane Matthew preparation and recovery 
CRC researchers go ‘beyond the basics’ of hazard mitigation
Berke to receive best paper award from JAPA
Integrating Resilience Scorecard into two communities
Dr. Berke explains his project:


Contact information:
Telephone: (919) 357-0239
Email: pberke@arch.tamu.edu
Website: laup.arch.tamu.edu/people/profiles/pberke/