CHART News

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UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center at The University of New Orleans that collaborates with Louisiana communities including the City of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. This blog details CHART's activities.
By Tara Lambeth on 2/26/2016 7:02 AM
Dr. Matt Bethel of Louisiana Sea Grant presented at the Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP) conference here in New Orleans on March 21 on the panel: Determining risk perception and impacts of predicted sea level rise (SLR) to enhance local hazard mitigation planning through knowledge integration and visualization tools. The presentation covered elements of a research project of which CHART's Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, assists Louisiana Sea Grant with the social science aspects.
By Tara Lambeth on 2/1/2016 7:00 AM

CHART's Director, Dr. Monica Farris, and Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, will present on Mitigating Repetitive Loss Properties in South Louisiana Using the Community Rating System at this year's ASFPM Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

By Tara Lambeth on 1/6/2016 6:56 AM

Tara Lambeth, CHART's Assistant Director, presented the Risk Literacy curriculum materials at a meeting of Adult Basic Educators group, which is organized by the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans.

By Tara Lambeth on 12/11/2015 6:53 AM

Tara Lambeth, Assistant Director of UNO-CHART, participated in an Elevation Forum hosted by LSU AgCenter. The forum was a facilitated discussion surrounding building elevation. The goal of the forum was to inform future educational programs on building elevation, and identify issues with past elevation processes, in order to improve elevation processes in the future.

By Tara Lambeth on 12/1/2015 7:22 AM

UNO-CHART associate faculty and students contributed book chapters to The Private Sector's Role in Disasters: Leveraging the Private Sector in Emergency Management. CHART's chapter focused on the role of universities and nonprofits in disaster management. Read more about the book here.

By Tara Lambeth on 11/14/2015 7:20 AM

On November 14th, UNO-CHART participated in the Mayor's Office of Community Engagement Resilient Neighborhoods Summit, held at Dillard University. The summit included sessions on community leadership, housing, and community resilience in the morning, and a resource fair in the afternoon. At the resource fair, CHART gave out information on disaster preparedness, community continuity, and risk literacy.

By Tara Lambeth on 10/30/2015 11:35 AM

CHART held an outreach meeting in Terrebonne Parish on October 27th to present mitigation recommendations for a repetitive loss area in the parish. The meeting was attended by parish officials and local residents. At the meeting, the project team was able to get feedback on the repetitive loss area analysis, hazard mitigation recommendations, and other issues that concern residents regarding flooding. 

By Tara Lambeth on 10/30/2015 11:27 AM

CHART Director Dr. Monica Farris attended a workshop in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from October 26-28, 2015. The workshop brought social and physical scientists together to discuss coastal resilience issues. Dr. Farris participated in a field trip that investigated local flooding issues, and moderated a workshop session.


By Tara Lambeth on 10/14/2015 11:18 AM
CHART's Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, attended a technical workshop in Baton Rouge entitled "Social and ecosystem science technical synthesis workshop." The workshop, funded by Louisiana Sea Grant's community resilience project, brought subject matter experts together to discuss the advantages and challenges of ecosystem restoration options that can be used to build community resilience.
By Tara Lambeth on 10/12/2015 11:14 AM
UNO-CHART Director Dr. Monica Farris, Assistant Director Tara Lambeth, and Associate Faculty Member Dr. Pam Jenkins attended and helped facilitate three workshops held by the state's Office of Community Development in Plaquemines Parish, Terrebonne Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish. The workshops were meant to present, discuss and receive feedback from residents on resilience measures the state is including in their application to HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition.
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