Building reslience through community-based action research: Identifying vulnerabilities and facilitating change in rural mobile home parks
Project funded by USDA Rural Development Grant that studied Vermont mobile home parks and their vulnerabilities to natural hazards led by Dan Baker, Kelly Hamshaw, and CVOEO. Tropical Storm Irene highlighted the vulnerabilities of mobile home parks when 154 homes were destroyed. It also highlighted the disproportional impact that mobile home parks can bear in disasters. Building a comprehensive understanding of the state of mobile home parks in Vermont and their vulnerabilities was needed.
As the project GIS consultant and spatial analyst, developed spatial data on the location of mobile home parks in Vermont and analyzed the vulnerability of parks to natural hazards such as flooding and fluvial erosion.
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