Walter Gillis Peacock

Walter Gillis Peacock, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. Peacock’s research, which has been funded by the NSF, NOAA, and the Texas General Land Office, among others, focuses primarily on natural hazards and human systems response to hazards and disaster. Having authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, or books on disaster recovery and mitigation, Peacock is one of the world’s leading experts on planning for socially vulnerable populations. His current research focuses on the capacity of local communities to implement mitigation plans in Texas.

Courses taught by Walter Gillis Peacock

Disaster Resilience and Recovery Through Land Use Planning

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, and real-world examples of recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Ike.

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