University of Florida
Andrea Galinski is an Assistant Scholar at the University of Florida in the Department of Landscape Architecture, and a research affiliate with the UF Shimberg Center for Housing Studies. Her work focuses on bringing together networks of floodplain managers, planners, and housing program managers to advance equity-centered resilience planning. Current funded research projects include: “Flood Hazard Management & Practitioner Information Network for Florida Coastal Communities” (National Science Foundation); “Quantifying the Effectiveness of Resilience Planning for Affordable Housing” (Florida Sea Grant); as well as the “Resilience and Energy Analysis of Communities and Housing” in the Tampa Bay (JP Morgan Chase). Previously, she worked in Louisiana to develop the state’s 50 year/$50 billion Coastal Master Plan to protect and restore the coast in the context of extensive environmental change. Her professional background brings skills in plan analysis, resilience policy development, and public outreach that are valuable to Florida communities facing similar challenges.