Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm

This University of Texas Opportunity Forum’s Lunch Series program will focus on the rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey. What needs to be done to help the most vulnerable survivors rebuild their lives? How can we protect all residents from future flooding and exposure to other hazards? And what lessons have we learned from prior disasters to ensure that disaster recovery funds are spent more equitably and effectively?

Panelists include Rebecca Elliott, Reporter, Houston Chronicle; Tom McCasland, Director, Housing and Urban Development, City of Houston; Chrishelle Palay, Houston Co-director, Texas Housers; Dr. Shannon Van Zandt, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, Texas A & M University; and moderator Heather Way, Clinical Professor and Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, UT School of Law.

The event is free, with lunch provided, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.

Location: Francis Auditorium in Townes Hall (TNH 2.114), University of Texas School of Law, Austin