(In)Justice in Managed Retreat as Climate Adaptation

Oct 25, 2021, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
virtual via Zoom
Open to the public, RSVP required.



Event Description

A.R.Siders is an assistant professor in the Disaster Research Center, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, the University of Delaware.

She is also appointed in  department of Geography and Spatial Sciences at the University of Delaware.Her research focuses on climate change adaptation decision-making and evaluation: how and why communities decide when, where, and how to adapt to the effects of climate change and how these decisions and decision-making processes affect risk reduction and equity outcomes. In this talk, she’ll explore recent work on managed retreat – the purposeful movement of people and infrastructure away from hazards – as a climate adaptation strategy and the debates that have emerged about the implications of retreat for social and environmental justice, about who should be protected, who should pay, and how people perceive what’s fair.