Rice U. event to focus on resilient housing

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David Ruth

Amy McCaig

Rice U. event to focus on resilient housing

HOUSTON – (March 21, 2018) – Local and national experts will discuss how resilience strategies can shape Houston’s affordable housing system at a March 27 event hosted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Houston office of the Local Initiatives Support Corp.

Pictures of houses. Photo credit: 123rf.com

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“Building a More Resilient Housing System,” a half-day event exploring municipalities’ response to acute disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and approaches to long-term resilience planning, will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place at BakerRipley’s Ripley House Neighborhood Center at 4410 Navigation Blvd.

Panelists will include Marissa Aho, chief resilience officer for the city of Los Angeles; Susan Rogers, director of the University of Houston Community Design Resource Center; Heather Muller, senior program manager for the Corporation for Supportive Housing; Jeff Hebert, vice president for adaption and resilience at The Water Institute of the Gulf; Elaine Morales, design manager for buildingcommunityWORKSHOP; Kathy Flanagan Payton, president of the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corp.; and Earthea Nance, an associate professor in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.

What:             “Building a More Resilient Housing System.”

When:            8:30 a.m.-noon March 27.

Where:           BakerRipley’s Ripley House Neighborhood Center, 4410 Navigation Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public. More details are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-more-resilient-housing-system-tickets-43102643166.

Media are invited to attend and interview panelists before and after the event. For more information or to RSVP, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.


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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.