Laurie A. Johnson, FAICP

Laurie Johnson is an internationally-recognized leader and pioneer in the fields of post-disaster recovery and resiliency planning. For nearly 30 years, she has combined her expertise in urban planning, earth science and risk management into a unique blend of professional practice and research to help communities across the globe address the complex urban challenges posed by natural disasters and a changing climate. She has been on the ground, from San Francisco to Christchurch and Grand Forks to New Orleans, helping communities recover from disaster, planning for a more sustainable future, and conveying the lessons learned in ground-breaking books and articles.