Welcome to the website for Andrew Rumbach, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver and a research affiliate faculty at the Natural Hazards Center. My research centers on household and community risk and resilience to natural hazards and climate change induced extreme events, in the United States and India. I received my Masters and PhD in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a BA in Political Science from Reed College.
In Colorado, I manage Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado, a guide and website for helping communities to build resilience through land-use planning. I also lead a team of practitioners who deliver community-based trainings from the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center on hazard mitigation, disaster recovery and resilience. I am a board member of the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter and on the steering committee of the Colorado Cultural and Historic Resources Task Force, which works to reduce the impact of natural hazards on museums, libraries, collections, and preserved buildings.