The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Prof Chandresekhar speaks at the Utah Geological Association Fall Luncheon.

Prof Chandresekhar speaks at the Utah Geological Association Fall Luncheon.

The  road  to  recovery  is  complex  and challenging  for  most local  communities  affected  by  disasters.  Residents  must  notonly  navigate  uncertainty  and  stress  in  the  present,  but  also work  to  build resilience  toward  future  disasters.  But what does  it  mean  to  be  recovered,  and  how  can  built environment  professionals  facilitate  local  resilience?  This talk provides  insights  into  the  deep  impact  disasters  have on  us  and  our communities,  what  contributes  to household recovery  after  disasters,  and  the  characteristics  of successful  resilience  planning  at  the  local  level.