AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO
HOUSEHOLD STRENGTHENING AND INSURANCE DECISIONS
DR. RACHEL DAVIDSON
Regional natural disaster risk cannot be fully managed without addressing the vulnerability of the existing building stock. Nevertheless, two primary mechanisms to manage this risk— insurance and retrofit —are presently underutilized. This interdisciplinary project advances understanding of homeowner insurance purchase and retrofit decision-making and the role it plays in system-wide efforts to manage coastal natural disaster risk associated with the existing building stock.