Dr. Ki Eun Kang, postdoctoral research associate with the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, presented a research paper at the annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) conference that took place from January 11-14, 2023, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The paper, “Becoming Resilient: Cities, Policies, and Governance” is coauthored with Dr. Ann Bowman, Professor and ISTPP Fellow at the Bush School.
The researchers explore the answers to several research questions using data from a recent survey of large city governments in the U.S: How does a city become resilient? What role does city government play in the quest for resilience? How have cities organized their resilience efforts? The results suggest that with exceptions, cities have embraced what might be termed a nominal effort at increasing their resilience.
Dr. Kang also chaired a panel “Theory, Methods, and Games to Understand Sustainability & Environmental Regulatory Policies” at SPSA on January 14, 2023.