After the Storm: Building Resilient and Equitable Communities

The University of Texas at Austin Law School Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114) 727 E. Dean Keeton Street Austin, TX 78705

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Now that the floodwaters have receded, the communities ravaged by Hurricane Harvey are beginning the long, hard road of rebuilding. Historically underserved populations—including low-income persons of color—face especially daunting challenges. What needs to be done to help the most vulnerable survivors rebuild their lives? How can we protect all residents from future flooding and exposure to other hazards? And what lessons have we learned from prior disasters to ensure that disaster recovery funds are spent more equitably and effectively? Join us for a conversation on these questions and more, as we discuss how to build resilient and equitable communities after Hurricane Harvey.



Rebecca Elliott, Reporter, Houston Chronicle

Tom McCasland, Director, Housing and Urban Development, City of Houston

Andreanecia M. Morris, Executive Director, HousingNOLA

Chrishelle Palay, Houston Co-director, Texas Housers

Dr. Shannon Van Zandt, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, Texas A & M University


Heather K. Way, Clinical Professor and Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, UT School of Law


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