Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning,
Co-Director, Institute for Hazard Mitigation and Planning
College of Built Environments, University of Washington
Box 355740  |  410 J Gould Hall
E: groverh@uw.edu  T: 206.685.6855

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Research Interests

  • Community Resilience
  • Social Vulnerability
  • Sustainable Development
  • Land Use Planning
  • Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Regulations
  • Environmental Planning
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Survey Research and Quantitative Methods International Disasters
  • Disaster Response and Rebuilding
  • Risk Perception and Protective Action Behavior
  • Geographic Information Systems

Funded Research Grants

  • Scenario-based Flood Risk Mapping | Funded by DHS
  • Policy Dialogue during the Response-Recovery Transition Phase and its Implications for Long-term Recovery: Case Study, Katmandu (Nepal) | Funded by NSF
  • The Adoption and Utilization of Hazard Mitigation Practices by Jurisdictions along Gulf and Atlantic Coasts | Funded by NSF
  • REU Supplemental Funding: The Adoption and Utilization of Hazard Mitigation Practices by Jurisdictions along Gulf and Atlantic Coasts | Funded by NSF
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Participatory web-GIS Platform for ‘Regional Plan for Sustainable Development of Buffalo Niagara Region’ | HUD 2011 Sustainable Communities Award
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Participatory web-GIS Platform for ‘Regional Plan for Sustainable Development of Buffalo Niagara Region’ | HUD 2011 Sustainable Communities Award
  • Status and Trends of Coastal Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: cycle 15 | Funded by Texas General Land Office/NOAA
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of the FEMA Community Rating System in Reducing Flood Losses- GIS based spatial analysis | FEMA

Selected Publications

  • Grover, H., Brody, S.D., and Vedlitz, A. (In Press) Identifying factors shaping the perceptions of risk related to climate change in U.S. International Journal of Global Warming.
  • Masterson, J. H., Peacock, W. G., Van Zandt, S. S., Grover, H., Schwarz, L. F., & Cooper Jr, J. T. 2015. Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters.
  • Grover, H., Tang, Z., Zhao, N. 2012. Book chapter: Incorporating Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Into Local Land Use Planning, In “Land Use: Planning, Regulations, and Environment“, NOVA Science Publisher, Hauppauge, NY, U.S: 101-124.
  • Brody, S., Grover, H., & Vedlitz, A. 2012. Examining the Willingness of Americans to Alter Behavior to Mitigate Climate Change.  Climate Policy, 12(1):1-22.
  • Van Zandt, Shannon, Peacock, W.G., Henry, D.W., Grover, H., Highfield, W., and Brody, S.D. 2012. Mapping social vulnerability to enhance housing and neighborhood resilience. Housing Policy Debate, 22 (1):29-55.
  • Peacock, W. G., Van Zandt, S. , Henry, D., Grover, H., and Highfield, W. 2012. Social Vulnerability and Hurricane Ike: Using Social Vulnerability Mapping to Enhance Coastal Community Resiliency in Texas. Chapter 7. In “Sever Storm Prediction, Impact, and Recovery on the Texas Gulf Coast” eds. Phillip B. Bedient. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M Press.
  • Brody, S., Grover, H., Lindquist, E., & Vedlitz, A. 2010. Examining Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Behaviors among State and Local Public Sector Organizations in the United States. Local Environment, 15(6), 591-603.
  • Arlikatti, S., Peacock, W.G., Prater, C.S., Grover, H., and Gnana Sekar, Arul. 2010. Assessing the Impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on Households: The Modified Domestic Assets Approach. Disasters, 34(3): 705-731.
  • Brody, S. D., Zahran, S., Grover, H., and Vedlitz, A. 2008. A Spatial Analysis of Local Climate Change Policy in the U.S.: Risk, Stress, and Opportunity. Landscape and Urban Planning, 87(1):33-41
  • Brody, S.D., Zahran, S, Vedlitz, A., and Grover, H. 2008. Examining the Relationship between Physical Vulnerability and Perceptions of Global Climate Change in the U.S. Environment and Behavior, 40(1): 72-95.
  • Zahran, S., Brody, S.D., Vedlitz, A., Grover, H., and Miller, C. 2008. Vulnerability and capacity: explaining local commitment to climate-change policy. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 26: 544-562.
  • Zahran, S., Brody, S.D., Peacock, W.G., Grover, H., and Vedlitz, A. 2008. Social Vulnerability and Flood Casualties in Texas, 1997-2001. Disasters, 32(4):537-560.
  • Zahran, S., Grover, H., Brody S.D., and Vedlitz, A. 2008. Risk, Stress, and Capacity: Explaining Metropolitan Commitment to Climate Protection. Urban Affairs Review, 43:447-474.
  • Brody, S.D., Zahran, S., Maghelal, P., Grover, H., and Highfield, W. 2007.  The rising costs of floods: Examining the impact of planning and development decisions on property damage in Florida. Journal of the American Planning Association, 73(3): 330-345.
  • Brody, S.D., Zahran, S., Highfield, W. E., and Grover, H. 2008. Vedlitz, A. 2007. Identifying the Impact of the Built Environment on Flood Damage in Texas.  Disasters, 32(1):1-18.
  • Prater, C., Peacock, W.G., Arlikatti, S., and Grover, H. 2006. Social Capacity in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu after the December 2004 Great Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami. Earthquake Spectra, 22, S715-S729.
  • Brody, S.D., Grover, H., Bernhardt, S., Tang, Z., Whitaker, B., and Spencer, C.  2006. Identifying Potential Conflict Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration in Texas State Coastal Waters: A Multi-criteria Spatial Analysis. Environmental Management, 38:597-617.