Video: Texas Housers board member Dr. Shannon Van Zandt on colonia social vulnerability and disaster recovery

Our board member Dr. Shannon Van Zandt, a professor and interim head of Texas A&M University’s Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Department, recently delivered a lecture at the Bush School of Government and Public Service as part of a series on Latino public policy issues. The hour-long presentation is entitled “Social Vulnerability and Disaster Recovery in Colonias of the Lower Rio Grande Valley” and provides an overview of the issues facing colonias in an era of climate change. The final 30 minutes provides an excellent overview of the RAPIDO disaster rebuilding model.

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