Wednesday, October 17, 2018 noon to 1 p.m.

Research brown-bag presentations will be hosted by the CPNM on most Wednesdays September 19 – November 28, 2018. School of Public Administration faculty will share early-stage research projects. Presentations will be delivered starting at 12:00 p.m., with discussion to follow. Feel free to bring your lunch. HPA II 247 is reserved 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. On October 17th (only), the presentation will be in HPA I 304.

On October 17, 2018, 12 p.m., join Dr. Luis Santiago as he presents, "Post-Hurricane Maria Civic Visions of Community Based Flood Risk Management: The Case of San Juan, Puerto Rico."

This initial stage research explores how civic visions of San Juan, Puerto Rico have been reframed as a result of Hurricane Maria. Santiago is consulting thirty community leaders using semi-structured interviews to assess pre and post-hurricane dominant and marginal visions of urban flood management in San Juan. The role of green infrastructure is of relevance given the insufficiency of current engineered measures to minimize vulnerability to hurricane damage and a history of failed implementation of short term local coping strategies. The documentation of civic ecologically sensitive approaches may become a key component of flood control management strategies given current financing constraints for engineered infrastructure, and an increase in the frequency and severity of extreme storm events in the Caribbean.


HPA 1: 304


College of Community Innovation and Education




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