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Elevating resilience planning to protect communities (blog post)

March 12, 2021

The Coastal Resilience Center, in partnership with UNC’s Department of City and Regional Planning, recently hosted American Planning Association’s (APA) Joe DeAngelis and Texas A&M’s Jaimie Masterson for a presentation on “Using Local Planning Tools to Build Community Resilience.”


Building climate resiliency in North Carolina through biophilic urban design (blog post)

March 10, 2021

The UNC Department of City and Regional Planning was lucky to begin our Natural Hazards Resiliece Speakers Series with a guest lecture from Dr. Timothy Beatley on Jan. 27. Beatley, a professor at the University of Virginia, spoke at length … Continued


Speakers Series recordings available online

February 20, 2021

The CRC, in partnership with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is co-sponsoring a graduate certificate program in the study of Natural Hazards Resilience. As one of the course offerings, CRC … Continued


Hurricane Michael: A model for university-involved recovery (Part 3)

December 2, 2020

Part 3: Outcomes   In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 storm, arriving with peak winds of 155 miles per hour and leaving in its wake more than $25 billion in damages. … Continued


A team of University of West Florida students, led by Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku (blue shirt, center), worked on a housing study for the Calhoun County, Fla., government following Hurricane Michael (2018). Hurricane Michael: A model for university-involved recovery (Part 2)

November 25, 2020

Part 2: Coordinating a response In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 storm, arriving with peak winds of 155 miles per hour and leaving in its wake more than $25 billion in … Continued


Damage is widespread in Blountstown, Fla., and the surrounding Calhoun County in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in October 2018. Photo by Tori Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat. Hurricane Michael: A model for university-involved recovery (Part 1)

November 19, 2020

Part 1: Hurricane’s impact In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 storm, arriving with peak winds of 155 miles per hour and leaving in its wake more than $25 billion in damages. … Continued


Center enters sixth year of projects

November 16, 2020

  The Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) continues its sixth year of projects focusing on protecting communities from coastal hazards and transitioning its projects into products and services for end users. The Center currently supports 16 core projects, 11 research and … Continued


Center research partners focus on intersection of pandemic, disasters

September 28, 2020

  As the United States faces the dual threat of the Atlantic hurricane season and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, multiple Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) research partners are working on the issues caused by the intersection of these two threats.   … Continued


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