Mitigation Matters Research Program


The Mitigation Matters Research Program is supported by the National Science Foundation (Award #1635593), with supplemental funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Natural Hazards Center would like to thank Michael Grimm, Angela Gladwell, Jamie Leigh Price, and Nicholas Shufro at FEMA for their vision and support in creating this program, as well as their leadership in natural hazards mitigation.

We would also like to acknowledge several mitigation research experts who helped shape the direction of this small grants research program:

Philip Berke
Institute for Sustainable Communities, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Texas A&M University

John Cooper
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas Target Communities
Texas A&M University

Ann-Margaret Esnard
Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University

Marccus Hendricks
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland

Michael Lindell
Department of Urban Design and Planning
University of Washington

Gavin Smith
Department of Landscape Architecture
North Carolina State University

Yang Zhang
Urban Affairs and Planning Program, School of Public and International Affairs
Virginia Tech

Finally, we appreciate those researchers and practitioners who work tirelessly to reduce risk and enhance community well-being. Thank you for making mitigation matter.