World Town Planning Day: Lessons from Katrina and Implications for Hawai‘i

November 12, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Saunders Hall & Crawford Hall Add to Calendar

World Town Planning Day
Lessons from Katrina and Implications for Hawai‘i
5:30 pm Reception & pau hana in Saunders Hall courtyard
7:00 pm Panel discussion in Crawford Hall Rm 105

It has been 10 years since one of the deadliest hurricanes in the United States tore through New Orleans, leaving a horrific trail of devastation. Extensive flood damage to 80% of the metropolitan area, exacerbated by breached levees, killed 1400 people, destroyed over 350,000 homes and displaced over 1 million people. Today, the economic, impact exceeding $151 billion, and the human costs continue to provide a platform for action. Panelists will revisit issues and lessons from Katrina and discuss important implications for the future of Hawai‘i.

Jennifer Darrah, Ph.D., University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
George Atta, M.A., Department of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu
Gary Barnes, Ph.D., Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Hawai‘i
Ian Robertson, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawai‘i

Co-sponsored by
Department of Urban & Regional Planning, UH Manoa
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
American Planning Association -Hawai‘i Chapter

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Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Mānoa Campus

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