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Refereed Journal Articles 

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Leah Campbell, Mai Thi Nguyen, Gavin Smith. “(Mis)trusting the Process: How complications in the buyout process can degrade public trust.Natural Hazards Journal. (Accepted – awaiting preprints)

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Todd K. BenDor. 2021. “Differential residential perspectives on in situ protection and retreat as strategies for climate adaptationClimatic Change: 167, 1-21.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Sophie Kelmenson, Todd K. BenDor, Danielle Spurlock. 2020. “From abstract futures to concrete experiences: How does political ideology interact with threat perception to affect climate adaptation decisions?Environmental Science & Policy 112, 440-452


Campbell, Leah, Nora Louise Schwaller, Mai Thi Nguyen, Gavin Smith. “Barriers to Effective Local Administration of Post-Hurricane Matthew Buyouts.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. (Accepted – awaiting preprints)


Schwaller, Nora Louise. “Book Review: The Invention of Rivers: Alexander’s Eye and Ganga’s Descent.” Journal of Planning History. (In preprints).

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Jordan Branham, Atticus Jaramillo, Mai Thi Nguyen. “Rethinking Race and Ethnicity as Disaster Risk Factors: A Critique of Social Indices” Carolina Planning Journal 46. 94-95. (April 2021).

Schwaller, Nora Louise. “Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America: Book Review” Carolina Planning Journal 46. 94-95. (April 2021).

Schwaller, Nora Louise. “The Uninhabitable Earth: Book Review” Carolina Planning Journal 45 (April 2020).

Schwaller, Nora Louise. “Poisoned City: Book Review” Carolina Planning Journal 44 (May 2019): 82-83.

Professional Reports

Smith, Gavin., Mai Thi Nguyen, Colleen Durfee, Darien Williams, Ashton Rohmer, Nora Louise Schwaller. 2018. Resilient Design Education in the United States: Current and Emerging Curricula in Colleges and Universities. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Coastal Resilience Center.

Works in Progress

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Todd K. BenDor. Increased Movement and Decreased Discretion: Migration in relation to major disaster events and risk exposure. (Dissertation Paper 1)

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Todd K. BenDor. Do Floodplain Buyouts Mitigate Individual Risk?: Comparisons between HMGP Buyouts and Post-Disaster Migration. (Dissertation Paper 2)

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Todd K. BenDor. Changing Perspectives After the Storm: A pre-post evaluation of risk perception and adaptive decision making. (Dissertation Paper 3)

Schwaller, Nora Louise, A. Rachid El-Khattabi, Mai Thi Nguyen. Finding Community When Hurricanes Hit Home: Displacement from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Todd K. BenDor. Not Even the Weeds Will Grow: Local official perspectives on emergent salt water intrusion.

Op-Eds, Blog Posts, and Engaged Scholarship

Schwaller, Nora Louise. Phil Freelon, Durham Architect and Architect of Record for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Dead at 66 Carolina Angles. July 16, 2019.

Schwaller, Nora Louise, Jordan Branham. (2019, May 21). Disaster Exposure and Mitigation: The Impact of Major and Minor Flood Events on Population Loss. Student Paper Competition for the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation Conference – First Place

Schwaller, Nora Louise. Impacts of the Government Shutdown on HUD Programs. Carolina Angles. January 22, 2019.

Schwaller, Nora LouiseSeries: Planning for 36 Hours in New Orleans, LA. Carolina Angles. December 18, 2018.

Schwaller, Nora Louise. What You Need to Know About the California Camp Fire. Carolina Angles. September 15, 2018.

Schwaller, Nora Louise. Finding Your New favorite Bike Route. Carolina Angles. October 26, 2017.

Schwaller, Nora. 2015. “A Woman With a View: The House and Lands of Alice L. L. Ferguson.” Alice L. L. and Henry G. Ferguson at Hard Bargain Farm.