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Hurricane Relief and Recovery: Fostering Human and Physical Infrastructure Resilience

Videos from remote speaker, Angela Blanchard, President and CEO, BakerRipley

Houston has a long road to recovery, but its residents have demonstrated great resilience in the face of a historic challenge. As Congress considers its disaster relief and recovery funding packages, we took stock of what is happening on the ground in Houston and Florida and lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina’s and Hurricane Sandy’s recovery and resilience efforts. Panelists explored disaster management topics, such as inclusive recovery, housing rehabilitation and relocation, and ensuring disaster mitigation and more resilient infrastructure.


speakers included

  • ​Philip Berke, Professor of Land Use and Environmental Planning, Texas A&M University; Director, Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities at College Station
  • Angela Blanchard, President and CEO, BakerRipley
  • Cashauna Hill, Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
  • Carlos Martín, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Marion McFadden, Vice President for Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Margery Austin Turner, Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management, Urban Institute (moderator)

For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected].

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Shardea Harrison looks at her 3-week-old baby Sarai, being held by Dean Mize as he and Jason Legnon used his airboat to rescue them from their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 

Date & Time Thursday, September 14, 2017
Urban Institute 2100 M Street NW
5th floor
Washington , DC , 20037
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  • Former Senior Fellow