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From Disaster to Transformation: Lessons from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María

Photo of Panel discussion on the social, ecological, and technological dimensions of the disaster during the workshop From Disaster to Transformation held February 23, 2018, at the University of Puerto Rico, Río PiedrasPanel discussion on the social, ecological, and technological dimensions of the disaster during the workshop From Disaster to Transformation held February 23, 2018, at the University of Puerto Rico, Río PiedrasSnapshot : We are capturing lessons from the hurricane under the theme: "From disaster to transformation" involving wide cross sections of the social spectrum of Puerto Rico

Principal Investigators(s) :
Munoz-Erickson, Tischa A. 
Research Location : Puerto Rico
Research Station : International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF)
Year : 2018
Highlight ID : 1488

Summary

In collaboration with the Urban Resilience to Extreme Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) and the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Forest Service scientists have carried out multiple initiatives to support hurricane recovery and resilience-building efforts in urban communities. We held a two-day workshop on February 23 and 24, 2018, titled to bring together governmental and community leaders, practitioners, and academics, to reflect on the experiences of those who lived through Hurricane María, the current situation, and opportunities and challenges to promote resilience to extreme events in San Juan and Puerto Rico in general. In addition to presentations by Institute scientists and collaborators on the social, ecological, and technological dimensions of the disaster, we had theparticipation of practitioners and researchers from other cities, nationally and internationally, to share their experiences in disaster response and resilience efforts after experiencing similar disasters in other cities including Miami, New Orleans, and New York City. More information about the event can be found in this website:https://sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience/2018sanjuanmeeting/

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • Arizona State University
  • Arq. Fernando Abruña, Abruña & Musgrave, Architects.
  • Dr Jenniffer Santos Hernández, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
  • Dr. Pablo Méndez Lázaro, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences
  • Ing. Ingrid Vila Biaggi, CAMBIO
  • Urban Resilience to Extreme Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN)