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.
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)
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
2100 M Street NW
Washington , DC , 20037