Robert B. Olshansky, FAICP

Robert Olshansky is a world-renowned expert on planning for recovery from natural disasters. He has conducted groundbreaking research on recovery from earthquakes in California, Japan, China, and India and coauthored the definitive study of post-Katrina recovery planning efforts in New Orleans. His work has promoted international collaboration among researchers and advanced the practice and policy of postdisaster recovery worldwide. His work with the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute has improved earthquake resilience throughout the United States. He has been an influential educator at the University of Illinois and University of California, Berkeley, teaching generations of planners to create environmentally sensitive plans. Inducted 2012.