Dr. Ann-Margaret Esnard, Department of Public Management and Policy, Georgia State University
“Displaced by Disaster: Planning Practice and Research Dimensions”
Intense weather events and resultant destruction and population displacement signals a wake-up call for planning and policy professionals who remain largely on the sidelines among disaster scholars who are engaged in efforts to reduce vulnerability to long-term displacement. Esnard will discuss how her research agenda has evolved in the last decade largely shaped by a multidisciplinary perspective on social vulnerability theories and methods. She will present on her NSF funded research, including the conceptualization and development of a population displacement risk index. Esnard will also discuss planning challenges and opportunities which encompass issues such as long-term recovery, host community pre-disaster planning effort, planning for non-displaced populations, land re-development and gentrification, and vulnerability reduction.
Friday, January 20 at 12:20pm to 1:30pm
Lee Hall, Lee 2-318
323 Fernow St., Clemson, SC 29634, USA