Heidi Tuhkanen joined the UEP as a 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. Her work has taken place within the context of post-disaster reconstruction and redevelopment in the Philippines. She is currently expanding this research to also cover climate risk reduction in the Northern European context. Her work is funded by the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.
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):
Ensor, J., Tuhkanen, H. , Boyland, M., Salamanca, A., Johnson, K., Thomalla, F., and Lim Mangada, L. 2021. Redistributing resilience? Deliberate transformation and political capabilities in post-Haiyan Tacloban. World Development 140 - 105360. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105360
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