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January 2017

Speakers Series: Scott Davis – “Disaster Recovery and Resilience”

January 25 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Scott Davis, Georgetown University/RAND Corporation/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - "Disaster Recovery and Resilience" Scott Davis is a faculty member of continuing studies at Georgetown University and is a visiting fellow at the RAND Corporation where he works on issues related to disaster recovery, resilience and adaptation. He is on loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he has worked since 2009, previously serving as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary…

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February 2017

Speakers Series: Dawn Zimmer – “The Roles and Experiences of a Mayor in Disaster Recovery”

February 8 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dawn Zimmer, Mayor, Hoboken New Jersey - "The Roles and Experience of a Mayor in Disaster Recovery" Mayor Dawn Zimmer will discuss her city’s experiences associated with Superstorm Sandy, emphasizing the long-term recovery process and lessons she would like to convey to other mayors that will experience major disasters in the future. Mayor Zimmer led Hoboken through several major crises, including Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and has developed a comprehensive resiliency and readiness plan to protect…

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Speakers Series: Iain Hyde – “State Roles in Recovery: The Experiences of Colorado following the Floods of 2013”

February 22 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Iain Hyde, Deputy Director, Colorado Governor’s Office of Recovery - "State Roles in Recovery: The Experiences of Colorado following the Floods of 2013" Iain Hyde will discuss the recovery of the State of Colorado following the devastating floods of 2013 to include the development of a state recovery office, the coordination of state agencies and engagement with local communities. In his role as Deputy Director, Hyde coordinates with these partners to secure funding, develop long-term plans and prepare for Colorado’s unpredictable events…

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March 2017

Speakers Series: Dr. Jae Park – “The Role of Data and its Analysis in the Support of Disaster Recovery”

March 1 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Jae Park, Program Manager, AECOM - "The Role of Data and its Analysis in the Support of Disaster Recovery" Dr. Jae Park is a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance program manager for AECOM. He will discuss the process by which data is collected and analyzed to support post-disaster recovery activities including the management of Stafford Act and Congressionally-appropriated funding, as well as how this information can assist in recovery policy making and disaster recovery plan implementation. Dr. Park has…

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Speakers Series: Dr. Karl Seidman – “Disaster Recovery in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina”

March 8 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Karl Seidman, Senior Lecturer, Economic Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning - "Disaster Recovery in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina" Dr. Karl Seidman will discuss his work assisting communities throughout New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, including the role of MIT in providing targeted aid through a number of university initiatives. Dr. Seidman is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Development at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He wrote the text Coming Home to New…

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CANCELED: Speakers Series: LaToya Cantrell – “Disaster Recovery in the Broadmoor, New Orleans Neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina”

March 22 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember, City of New Orleans - "Disaster Recovery in the Broadmoor, New Orleans Neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina" LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember for District B in New Orleans, will discuss her work to save the Broadmoor neighborhood, which was proposed to be converted to open space following Hurricane Katrina. This grassroots community effort required locating those residents who left as part of the post-Katrina diaspora, developing a disaster recovery plan and coordinating with a range of stakeholders to include the…

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Speakers Series: Dr. Michael Rumsewicz – “International Research Linking Knowledge to Action”

March 29 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Michael Rumsewicz, Research Director, Natural Hazards and Bushfire CRC - "International Research Linking Knowledge to Action" Dr. Michael Rumsewicz will discuss his role as the Research Director of the Natural Hazards and Bushfire Research Centre in Australia to include their emphasis on applied work. He will also discuss linkage of their Centre and greater Australia with the UNC-based Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence to include the emerging international learning lab concept - providing a means for researchers, students and practitioners to engage…

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April 2017

Speakers Series: Dr. Patricia McAnany – “Anthropological Perspectives on Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation”

April 5 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Patricia McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - "Anthropological Perspectives on Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation" Dr. Patricia McAnany will discuss the conditions that have historically helped or hindered a community’s ability to adapt to changing climates over time, focusing on how lessons from the past may inform the ability of 21st century communities to adapt. Dr. McAnany is author of "Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath…

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Speakers Series: David Hill and Andy Fox – “Disasters and Design”

April 19 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm

David Hill (Professor – Architecture) and Andy Fox (Associate Professor – Landscape Architecture), N.C. State University - "Disasters and Design" Andy Fox Professors Andy Fox and David Hill will discuss their work at the NCSU School of Design, to include their Coastal Dynamics Lab and post-Hurricane Matthew work in Eastern North Carolina. This includes an overview of NCSU-hosted Design Week, which involves assisting Kinston, Greenville and Windsor North Carolina with discreet post-disaster issues and challenges. Emphasis will be place on…

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Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, Europa Center, 100 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners are hosting the Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium all day on Friday, April 21, at the Europa Center in Chapel Hill. The event will serve as a way for graduate students from UNC, Duke and NC State to present their research, connect across the universities and prepare for a career in the field, with panels and breakout sessions on: Working in the field of climate change given the current political climate Addressing equity in hazard mitigation and disaster recovery planning Breaking down…

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