The Overlap of Collaboration and Planning Networks: A Post-Harvey Study Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper uses social network analysis to assess the overlap of organizations involved in hazard mitigation and planning networks in Houston, TX. We compare measures of network centrality and density to highlight unique characteristics across two networks and discuss implications of connectivity within each network. Results suggest that central actors occupy important structural locations within both networks. These overlapping organizations may be highly influential in both planning and hazard mitigation efforts. Finally, we discuss aspects of connectivity in these networks and discuss how the networks can be used to become more equitable and holistic in planning and hazard mitigation efforts.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Hannibal, B., Woodruff, S., & Malecha, M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Hannibal, Bryce||Woodruff, Sierra||Malecha, Matthew

publication date

  • 2021