Heidi Tuhkanen joined the UEP group as a part-time doctoral student in 2019. Her research focuses on exposing and exploring the trade-offs related to disaster risk reduction and development decision making as one approach to enabling deliberate transformation. Through her work, she has developed a typology of common trade-off dimensions, tested it empirically within the post-typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda reconstruction and redevelopment phase in Tacloban, Philippines. She is currently exploring the consequences and causes of these trade-offs more deeply within one resettlement community in Tacloban.
Heidi also works as a senior expert at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), where she is a member of the IRDR International Center of Excellence for Transforming Development and Disaster Risk hosted at SEI. At SEI she works broadly with adaptation, resilience, transformation, and urban sustainability. Heidi holds a M.Sc. in Urban Environmental Management from Wageningen University.
Relevant publications (not in TUHAT):
Tuhkanen, H. 2019. Understanding Trade-offs in Post-Disaster Reconstruction. HazNet. Vol 13, No. 2. Fall 2019. http://haznet.ca/understanding-trade-offs-post-disaster-reconstruction/
Tuhkanen, H.; Boyland, M.; Han, G.; Patel, A.; Johnson, K.; Rosemarin, A.; Lim Mangada, L. 2018. A Typology Framework for Trade-Offs in Development and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Case Study of Typhoon Haiyan Recovery in Tacloban, Philippines. Sustainability, 10, 1924. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/6/1924
Thomalla, F.; Boyland, M.; Johnson, K.; Ensor, J.; Tuhkanen, H.; Gerger Swartling, Å.; Han, G.; Forrester, J.; Wahl, D. 2018. Transforming Development and Disaster Risk. Sustainability, Vol 10, 1458. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/5/1458