Laura Geronimo

Laura Geronimo

Dissertation Topic/Title

Federal disaster policy and coastal climate adaptation: implications for social justice in coastal communities.

Dissertation Advisor

Dr. Clint Andrews

Previous Degrees

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning, 2019
  • Wesleyan University, BA Urban Studies, 2011

Contact Information

Research Interests

My research area lies at the intersection of
coastal adaptation, climate justice, and land use policy. Through my
dissertation, I want to explore how federal disaster recovery and mitigation
programs influence land use at the local level in the coastal zone, with an
emphasis on housing and social justice.

  • Coastal land use policy and planning
  • Climate adaptation
  • Social Justice / Equity
  • Housing
  • Federal disaster mitigation and recovery programs (FEMA/HUD)
  • Program evaluation
  • Public informatics
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Mixed methods