Research

Guiding Concepts

The subject areas and questions that guide my work:

Migration: Do disasters disrupt existing migration patterns in and out of an area, or simply accelerate them?

Recovery: Why do some households adopt in situ strategies for recovery, while others leave?

Governance: How does trust impact governance strategies during large-scale buyouts and recovery acts?

Equity: How do we address historic inequities, especially those that have placed at-risk communities in harm’s way, during recovery?


Conference Presentations and Posters

Schwaller, Nora Louise. Transformative Climate Planning: Incorporating, measuring, and actualizing equity. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, online (2021, October 7). Round table participant.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Todd K. BenDor. Changing Perspectives After the Storm: A Pre-Post Evaluation of Adaptive Decision Making. Presented at the Natural Hazards researchers’ meeting, online. (2021, July 15). Parallel session presentation.

Schwaller, Nora Louise. Dichotomous or progressive choices: in situ protection and retreat as strategies for climate adaptation. Presented at the At What Point Managed Retreat Conference, Columbia University, online. (2021, June 22). Parallel session presentation.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Mai Thi Nguyen, Leah Campbell. (2020, November 4, anticipated). (Mis)trusting the Process: How complications in the buyout process can degrade public trust. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Toronto, Canada.

Campbell, Leah, Mai Thi Nguyen, Nora Louise Schwaller. (2020, November 4, anticipated). Barriers to Effective Local Administration of Post-Hurricane Matthew Buyouts in North Carolina. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Toronto, Canada.

Branham, Jordan, Nora Louise Schwaller. (2020, November 4, anticipated). Changes in the Water: the impact of natural hazards vulnerability and exposure on population change. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Toronto, Canada.

Hino, Miyuki, Todd BenDor, Jordan Branham, Nikhil Kaza, David Salvesen, Nora Louise Schwaller, Antonia Sebastian, Shane Sweeney. (2020, November 4, anticipated). A Parcel-Scale Analysis of Municipal Floodplain Management in North Carolina. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Toronto, Canada.

Schwaller, Nora LouiseTodd BenDor. (2020, July 16, anticipated). Differential Residential Perspectives on In-Situ Protection and Retreat for Climate Adaptation. Presented at the Natural Hazards conference in Boulder, Colorado.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Mai Thi Nguyen. (2019, October 24). Finding Community When Hurricanes Hit Home. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Greenville, SC.

Schwaller, Nora Louise. (2019, July 15) Displacement and Return: migration patterns in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Presented at the Natural Hazards conference in Boulder, Colorado.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Jordan Branham. (2019, June 22). Disaster Exposure and Mitigation: The Impact of Major and Minor Flood Events on Population Loss. Presented at the At What Point Managed Retreat Conference, Columbia University, New York City, NY.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Jordan Branham. (2019, May 21). Disaster Exposure and Mitigation: The Impact of Major and Minor Flood Events on Population Loss. Presented at the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Mai Thi Nguyen. (2018, October 26). Impacts of Hazard Mitigation Grants on Individual and Community Level Post-Disaster Resilience. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Buffalo, NY.


Like my work and want to know more? Interested in collaborating? I’d love to hear from you:

nschwall [at] live [dot] unc [dot] edu