Sua Kim, University of Utah

I’m a Ph.D student in the department of City & Metropolitan Planning at University of Utah. The main idea of my research is Local Economic Resilience: how to make a city to be more resilient economically from external shocks such as natural hazards, what are the practical process and sustainable plans to cope with hazards with the understanding of different city entities (i.e., local government, institutions, community, businesses, etc.). For the dissertation work, I focus on the local business as one of the significant factors in local economic recovery after disasters. Also, I want to examine the different patterns of resilience in the minority, women-owned businesses. From the UC3, I try to elucidate the climate change issue through the economic perspective.