GSD Alum Working to House Hurricane Sandy Victims

Recent GSD alum Molly Turner (MUP ’11), has put what she learned about disaster planning to innovative use. She has worked with her employer, Airbnb, to respond to the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused over parts of the northeast by creating an online platform for people to host Sandy victims for free.
In its first week, 1,000 people signed up to open their homes to victims. Airbnb has partnered with Mayor Bloomberg in this effort, and are now talking with the San Francisco Office of Emergency Management about how they could use this platform in the event of an earthquake, or another natural disaster.