Elizabeth Hausler Strand

Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2009
My work: Creating new norms & building practices so that low-cost earthquake-resistant home construction becomes common.
This description of Elizabeth Hausler Strand's work was prepared when Elizabeth Hausler Strand was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Introduction
Recognizing that earthquakes don’t kill people, but building collapse does, Elizabeth Hausler Strand is changing practices of home building in earthquake-prone regions to engage citizens and set in place new and lasting practices to ensure that earthquake-resistant construction becomes common.
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