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As sea levels rise and the changing face of natural disasters show ever increasing intensity, hazard mitigation has become a hot button issue in cities across the globe. This course focuses on techniques for assessing hazard exposure, physical vulnerability and social vulnerability, and understanding their relationship to one another.

This course focuses on common planning tools and policies for hazard recovery and mitigation. Disaster Resilience is a product of Texas A&M's Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, focusing principly on storms, hurricanes, water damage, climatological concerns and flooding in "A new era of catastrophes". Topics include social mitigation for vulnerable communities, adoption and implementation of mitigation strategies, as well as real-world examples of recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Ike.