Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Each day's schedule runs from 1:00 – 4:00 PM (US Eastern), with ~15 minutes between each of the 3 sessions.

Estimating School Loss & Homeless K-12 Students: The Importance of Interdisciplinarity & Community Engagement

Presented by:

Elaina Jennings Sutley, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE

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Approximately 95% of America's building inventory is used for housing representing an enormous proportion of the built infrastructure. New housing is necessary for the growing global population and must be part of the solution to climate change and not part of the problem. Most of the existing housing, particularly affordable housing. lack an engineered approach that make them especially susceptible to catastrophic damage from design-level hazard events. Rebuilding housing and rehousing displaced disaster victims makes up approximately half of disaster losses, financially. The social and emotional toll is long-term and tremendous.

Reestablishing housing is a primary individual and collective goal after a disaster. Housing recovery is an unequal and complex process, where some households never actually recover but become homeless. Homelessness creates physical and psychological disadvantages for children and often disrupts their access to school. Schools provide more than education for students; they impact children's development, relationships, and health.

This ASCE Tech Talk connects inequities across housing, access to resources and recovery experiences with implications on child homelessness and changes in access to childhood education. We will cover better ways to build housing and the criticality to make changes now. Presented research will demonstrate how current housing construction practices, particularly for older and affordable housing, lead to devastating and long-term consequences, particularly homeless for K-12 students. The research is validated for the case study of 2016 Hurricane Matthew with data collected through systematic housing surveys and community engagement with school representatives in Lumberton, NC. The presentation will demonstrate the critical role of engineers collaborating with social scientists, including the fields of sociology, planning, and public policy, to do community engaged research for infrastructure resilience.

Resilience Framework:  Engineering Infrastructure Resilience Through Assessment, Management, & Governance

Presented by:

Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., M.ASCE
Sue McNeil, P.E., Dist. M. ASCE
Louise Kim Comfort, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE

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Infrastructure system resilience prior to tor following disruptions due to natural or technological hazards is intimately linked with the supports community resilience.  This presentations presents a framework, consisting of eight key elements, connecting processes and tools for assessment, management, and governance related decisions and the community outcomes.  It recognizes infrastructure as interdependent socio-technical systems capable of achieving resilience through optimized flow and provision of services to users that satisfy community-level objectives by reducing social and economic losses while enhancing community wellbeing.  This presentation provides and overview of the framework drawing upon the descriptions presented in Davis et. al. (2021, 2022)

Case Study 1:  Transportation Network and Community Resilience:  Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy
Case Study 2:  Intelligence Networks:  An Emerging Sociotechnical Approach to Increase Resilience in Practice

Communities, Climate Change, & Infrastructure in Alaska

Presenter to be announced

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