Episode 6 – Disaster Recovery Challenges Faced by Financially Vulnerable People & Communities

This discussion focuses on how and why disasters disproportionately impact lower-income people and considers the factors that inhibit their recovery, as well as potential options and ideas for addressing them.

Dr. Carlos Martín is the David M. Rubenstein Fellow at Brookings Metro and the Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. He has trained as an architect, construction engineer, and historian of technology, and for the past 20 years, he has been engaged in research and analysis of policy in the fields of disaster management, climate mitigation and adaptation, energy and environmental justice, energy efficiency, and housing construction and design. (Bio)

Dr. Divya Chandrasekhar is an Associate Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. She researches post-disaster community participation and capacity building, networking and coordination among recovery institutions, and disaster recovery policy in South and Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States. She serves on Utah’s Seismic Safety Commission, the Utah State Hazard Mitigation Team, and the “Resilient America” Roundtable on Risk and Resilience of Extreme Events of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. (Bio)

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