Florida Resilient Cities: The Panhandle after Hurricane Michael
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 2
This multi-disciplinary field-course will introduce students to the challenges that communities face following disasters to recovery effectively and achieve long-term resilience. Florida communities must adapt to the changing environment to end the disaster/rebuild cycle through the development of effective community design, public policy, and applied science. This course will connect a range of disciplines through collaborative research and field-based exploration in the City of Port St. Joe where the ravages of Hurricane Michael are still evident. A series of lectures, assigned readings, and research during the first 7 weeks of spring semester will prepare students for the spring break 2020 workshop in the City. Over the spring break field component, students will spend 5 intensive days (most expenses paid) in Port St. Joe visiting relevant sites and hearing from experts in a variety of fields to inform their understanding and their scenario analysis and associated work product.