DIVYA CHANDRASEKHAR portrait
  • Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Impact Assessment of DOI Natural and Cultural Resources Recovery Support Function under the National Disaster Recovery Framework. PI: Divya Chandrasekhar. Co-PI(s): Danya Rumore. National Park Service & Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network, 09/01/2016 - 03/31/2018. Total project budget to date: $30,000.00
  • Addressing Wicked Problems for Inside Out: Stakeholder Assessment for Collaborative Resilience Planning in the Western Zion Corridor. PI: Sarah Hinners,Divya Chandrasekhar, Danya Rumore. College of Architecture + Planning SIP Grant, 11/24/2015 - 07/01/2016. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • Collaborative Research: Interdependency in Decision Making, A Holistic Approach to Understanding Community Recovery from Catastrophes in New York after Hurricane Sandy. PI: Divya Chandrasekhar. National Science Foundation, 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016. Total project budget to date: $101,879.00
  • Application of SAR Imagery in pipeline integrity management. PI: Qisheng Pan. Co-PI(s): Divya Chandrasekhar and Lalita Sen. Esri and PCI Natural Resources Imagery Grant, 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014. Total project budget to date: $100,000.00
  • Influence of Household Recovery Capacity and Urgency on Post-Disaster Relocation in New York after Hurricane Sandy. PI: Divya Chandrasekhar. Co-PI(s): Donovan Finn (Stony Brook University). Quick Response Grant of the Natural Hazards Center, Boulder CO, 03/01/2013 - 08/01/2013. Total project budget to date: $1,500.00
  • Impact of disaster-induced mass displacement on planning and development of host communities. PI: Divya Chandrasekhar. of the University Research Committee of Texas Southern University, 09/01/2011 - 05/31/2012. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00
  • Stakeholder participation in post-disaster recovery planning. PI: Divya Chandrasekhar. National Periship Fellowship Program of the Natural Hazards Center and the Public Entity Risk Institute,, 09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008. Total project budget to date: $9,800.00

Presentations

  • “Assessing the Situation to Support Collaborative Planning in the Western Zion Corridor and Other Gateway Regions.” With Danya Rumore and Sarah Hinners. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2016, 56th Annual Conference, Portland, OR. November 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/04/2016.
  • “What Drives Household Recovery after Catastrophic Disasters? Lessons from New York City after the 2012 Hurricane Sandy”. With Donovan Finn and Yu Xiao. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2016, 56th Annual Conference, Portland, OR. November 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2016.
  • “Planning after Sandy: How Do We Rebuild for a More Resilient Region?” With Donovan Finn and Yu Xiao. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2016, 56th Annual Conference, Portland, OR. November 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2016.
  • “Planning after Sandy: How Do We Rebuild for a More Resilient Region?” With Donovan Finn and Yu Xiao. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2016, 56th Annual Conference, Portland, OR. November 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2016.
  • Invited Panelist for session on “Transportation Planning for Emergency Response & Recovery” at the 2016 National Institute for Transportation & Communities (NITC) Summit, Portland OR, September, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/09/2016.
  • “Recovery planning from the neighborhood to the region: The case of Hurricane Sandy”. With Donovan Finn and Yu Xiao at the International Sociological Association's International Research Committee on Disasters Annual Meeting, Broomfield, CO. July 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/15/2016.
  • A holistic view of household recovery after the 2012 Hurricane Sandy in New York.” With Donovan Finn and Yu Xiao at the International Sociological Association's International Research Committee on Disasters Annual Meeting, Broomfield, CO. July 2016”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/15/2016.
  • Invited Panelist for session titled “Invisible Disasters” at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Integrated Network of Social Sustainability (INSS), June 10th, 2016. Conference simulcast over 7 cities in the US and UK. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/10/2016.
  • Invited Panelist for session titled “The Role of Government: Mitigation Efforts & Recovery Expectations” at the Utah Earthquake Resiliency Workshop, West Jordan UT, April 27, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/27/2016.

Languages

  • Hindi, fluent.
  • Tamil, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • South-Eastern Asia
  • Southern Asia

Publications

  • Finn, D., D. Chandrasekhar and Y. Xiao (2016). Planning for resilience in the New York metro region after Superstorm Sandy, in Spatial planning and resilience following disasters: International and comparative perspectives, Greiving, Tesliar, and Ubaura, eds. Policy Press. Published, 07/2016.
  • Chandrasekhar, D., Zhang, Y. & Xiao, Y. (2014). Non-traditional Participation in Disaster Recovery Planning: Cases from China, India, and the U.S., Journal of American Planning Association (JAPA), 80(4), pp. 373-384. Reprinted in: Urban Planning after Disasters, Robert B. Olshansky (Ed.), NY: Routledge, (forthcoming 2017). Published, 02/09/2015.
  • Chandrasekhar, D. & Finn, D. (2013). Influence of Household Recovery Capacity and Urgency on Post-Disaster Relocation: A Case Study of the Rockaways, New York After Hurricane Sandy (QR244). Boulder, CO: Natural Hazards Center. Online access: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/research/qr/submitted/finn_2013.pdf. Published, 09/01/2013.
  • Chandrasekhar, D. (2012). Digging deeper: Participation and non-participation in post-disaster community recovery. Community Development, 42(5), pp. 614-629. Published, 10/31/2012.
  • Chandrasekhar, D. (2011). “Living with Disasters: A Planning Approach to Critical Incidents”. In Handbook of Critical Incident Analysis. R. Schwester (Ed.). M.E. Sharpe: New York. Published, 03/14/2012.
  • Chandrasekhar, D. (2010). Setting the stage: How policy institutions create the scope for participation in planning. Journal of Disaster Research, 5(2), 130-137. Published, 07/2010.
  • Bronen, R., Chandrasekhar, D., Conde, D.A., Kavanova, K., Morinière, L.C., Schmidt-Verkerk, K., and Witter, R. (2008). Stay in Place or Migrate: A Research Perspective on Understanding Adaptation to a Changing Environment. Studies of the University: Research, Counsel, Education (SOURCE) - Publication Series of The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), 12/2009. pp. 12-19. Published, 12/2009.
  • Olshansky, B., Hopkins, L., Chandrasekhar, D. and Iuchi, K. (2009, June). “Disaster Recovery: Explaining Relationships among Actions, Decisions, Plans, Organizations, and People”. In Proceedings of 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Published, 06/2009.
  • Zhu, W., Nedovic-Budic, Z., Olshansky, R., Gao, Y., Park, Y., Chandrasekhar, D., McAuley, E., Chodzko-Zajko, W., & Marti, J. (2008). Neighborhood characteristics and older adults’ walking behavior: A preliminary report. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 40(Suppl 5), S28. Published, 06/2008.
  • Zhu, W., Gao, Y., Park, Y., Yang, L., & Chandrasekhar, D. (2007). Development and validation of a walking space measure. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 78(Suppl 1), A-121. Published, 06/2007.