Watch Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar: RSF-Affiliated Scholars on Housing and Climate Change

October 17, 2022

On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted a webinar on “Housing and Climate Change.” The webinar featured a live discussion with RSF author, former visiting scholar, and grantee Max Besbris (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and RSF author and grantee James Elliott (Rice University) along with Amy Chester (Rebuild by Design) and Ivis Garcia Zambrana (Texas A&M University). The presenters discussed how disasters in and around the United States and related recovery efforts can potentially worsen existing inequalities, the development of climate-resilient housing, and relocation policies designed to mitigate the financial and social costs of climate-related disasters.

Max Besbris is co-author of RSF book Soaking the Middle Class: Suburban Inequality and Recovery from Disaster.
James Elliott is co-author of RSF book Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities.


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