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Cambie Bridge (Vancouver, BC)

Principal Investigators

Dr. Timothy L. McDaniels

Dr. McDaniels is a professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES). He conducts research and teaches in contexts involving decision making, risk management, and environmental policy analysis. His training and professional focus include decision analysis as applied to public policy issues, including problem structuring approaches, valuation efforts, and tradeoff analysis with stakeholder input. Dr. McDaniels has served as the Decision Sciences area editor for Risk Analysis since 2002, and has served on panels for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Canada, and two public risk management commissions. His current research involves global environmental change, adaptation to climate change, and strengthening infrastructure systems in extreme events.

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Dr. Stephanie E. Chang

Dr. Chang is an associate professor with the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia. She is a natural disasters specialist with background in urban planning, economics, and civil engineering. As Canada Research Chair in Urban Sustainability and Disaster Management, she is pursuing research that contributes to the theory, methods, and practice of sustainable disaster management. Her work involves developing models that simulate alternative urban futures by situating disasters within the context of long-term resource and urban development. She has served as a member of the U.S. National Research Council committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences. Dr. Chang is on the editorial boards of the journals Earthquake Spectra and Papers in Regional Science. She has co-edited a book on Modeling Spatial Economic Impacts of Disasters and has published extensively on disaster loss, modeling, and mitigation for a range of infrastructure systems (including rail and highway transportation, seaports and airports, electric power, natural gas, water, and interdependent infrastructures).

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