Georgia Tech Institute Communications hosted a national media roundtable event on Wednesday, August 5 at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in Washington D.C. The conversation centered on natural disasters and readiness. This month marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The panel was led by President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough and Reggie DesRoches, chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. They were joined by experts from the NAE, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and Lt. General Thomas Bostick of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
DesRoches is an expert on earthquakes. His research focuses on how to reengineer old buildings, rather than knocking them down and rebuilding, so that they are safer during natural disasters. He says some cities are moving in the correct direction. Others aren't moving fast enough.
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