Beyond Survival: City Resilience From A Systems Perspective

Does survival imply resilience? In this lecture, Dr. Kendra analyzes the Filipinos' response to disasters using the principles of systems thinking.

Charlotte Kendra Gotangco Gonzales, PhD is currently an associate professor of the Department of Environmental Science. She serves as the Program Manager for Climate Change and Disaster Risk of the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability, and will be succeeding as Director in June. Kendra obtained her PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University, USA (2011). She completed a BS Physics degree, Minor in Philosophy at the Ateneo (2004) and a Master of Environmental Management in a joint degree program with Ateneo de Manila University and the University of San Francisco, USA (2007). Her research interests center on the climate and disaster science-society nexus and human-environment dynamics. Her exposure and training to systems thinking and systems dynamics modeling began in 2012 with the Coastal Cities at Risk project.

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