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Post Hurricane Maria Update from The University of Puerto Rico

Monday, November 13, 2017  
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Dear ACSP Community members,

The University of Puerto Rico was able to restart academic functions on Monday, October 30, 2017. Fortunately, power and communication technologies were partially restored that same day. As the Graduate School of Planning begins to face the new challenges ahead, we are in the process of developing an initiative to play a central role in post-disaster planning and recovery efforts. A central component of our effort is the development of networks to achieve the desired results. We see ACSP and APA as key partners in the network to open doors in the local decision-making processes. The Graduate School of Planning faculty is meeting to craft a group of proposals to guide reconstruction efforts, and we hope to share these ideas with you within the next couple of weeks. We thank you for your concern and commitment to the recovery of Puerto Rico, and count on your support during the challenging times ahead.


Carmen M. Concepcion, Ph.D
Professor and Director
Graduate School of Planning
University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus


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