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The Coastal Resilience Center (CRC), in partnership with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (DCRP), are co-sponsoring a graduate certificate program in the study of Natural Hazards Resilience. As part of this course, CRC PI Dr. Gavin Smith will host a series of additional talks that are open to the public during the Spring 2018 semester on various topics related to natural hazards.

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at 317 Bingham Hall on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.

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Wednesday, Jan, 30, 2019: Dr. Tom Birkland, Professor of Public Policy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University – “Lesson-Drawing from Natural Hazards and Disasters”


Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019: Jeff Carney, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Florida – “Disaster Resilient Design in the Delta”


Wednesday, March 20, 2019: David Perkes, Professor, College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University/Director, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio – “Public Interest Design and Disaster Resilience”


Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Dr. Mai Nguyen, Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – “The State of Disaster Resilient Design Curricula in the United States”


Wednesday, April 10, 2019: Dr. Gerald Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland – “The Growing Threat of Urban Flooding: A National Challenge”