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
- To read about Texas Housers Seven Principles for Disaster Recovery, see here: Seven Principles-Harvey-Principles-Rights-and-Initiatives-Final
- Also check out Dr. Shannon Van Zandt’s presentation from the event here.