IRP Proposals Accepted February 11 - March 25
The CIRES Innovative Research Program will begin accepting applications February 11; all materials are due March 25 through this InsideCIRES link.
The IRP is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Funded projects are inventive, sometimes opportunistic, and do not necessarily have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. This program supports pilot or exploratory studies, which may provide rapid results. Activities are not tightly restricted and can range from instrument development, lab testing, and field observations to model development, evaluation, and application.
2019-02-11 to 2019-03-25
CSTPR Noontime Seminar
Social (in)justice in coastal relocation
PLEASE NOTE: This talk has been cancelled. The CU Campus is closed today due to winter weather conditions.
As sea levels rise, beaches erode, and coastal storms grow in frequency and intensity, global coastal communities are increasingly at risk. Some areas are so at risk that homeowners and local leaders have decided to retreat: to relocate buildings and people out of vulnerable floodplains. Retreat is politically controversial and has been shown to cause economic, social, and psychological harms to the people who relocate, and yet, as the effects of climate change become more extreme, more and more communities are expected to need to retreat from the coasts. This talk will describe what over 40,000 federally funded property acquisitions in U.S. floodplains have taught us about managing retreat and what lessons are still to be learned. Case studies of retreat, spatial analysis, and on-going research projects are used to highlight the challenges inherent in achieving risk reduction, environmental conservation, and social justice goals in coastal adaptation.
A.R. Siders is an Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation governance, exploring how institutional and social structures affect decisions around adaptation policies and how those policies affect social justice and risk reduction outcomes. She also collaborates with consulting companies and non-profit organizations to integrate climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction and resilience efforts. She previously served as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy and Associate Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, where she worked on post-Hurricane Sandy recovery. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.