George Oliver Rogers is a Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and a Senior Faculty Fellow of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. His extensive research on human response to risk underscores his current focus on the behavioral aspects of sustainability. His TEDxTAMU talk on meliorism focuses on what he has come to call uncanny wisdom. Uncanny wisdom occurs with we make seemingly rational choices that exacerbate the problem, create other significant issues, or even make the original problem worse. Understanding uncanny wisdom helps us make the tough choices required to create a sustainable future and take responsibility for our actions.
George Oliver Rogers is a Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and a Senior Faculty Fellow of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. He has conducted extensive research on human response to risk and hazards and is currently interested in behavioral aspects of sustainability, and the dynamics of risk perception and communication. His work on impact assessment and sustainability focuses on organizational and human behavior in light of threat of hazard and sustainability.
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