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Dr. Divya Chandrasekhar and Sua Kim Explore Transportation Recovery after Disasters

Divya Chandrasekhar and Sua Kim of University of Utah’s City & Metropolitan Planning Department worked with John Downen and Joshua Spolsdoff of UU’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to survey local businesses about their recovery actions after the March 2020 disasters, including COVID-19 lockdowns and a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. The researchers noted that while increasing risk awareness among businesses, the events of March 2020 had not translated into concrete preparedness or mitigation actions. Read more here to learn about proposed ways to build future economic resilience along the Wasatch Front.