6th International i-Rec conference: Sustainable post-disaster reconstruction - From recovery to risk reduction

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Information and Research for Reconstruction (i-Rec); World Habitat Research Centre (WHRC)
Date:
26-30 May 2013
Venue:
Centro Stefano Franscini (ETHZ) Centro Stefano Franscini (ETHZ) Strada Collina 78 6612 Ascona, Switzerland
Language:
English

The conference aims to consolidate knowledge and encourage future research in five interlinked areas related to post-disaster reconstruction and risk reduction that are particularly relevant to enhancing societal resilience to disasters.

The conference will focus on five themes:

i. Linking reconstruction with disaster risk reduction
ii. Post-disaster reconstruction in urban areas
iii. Sustainable housing designs and building technologies
iv. Long term impacts of reconstruction programs
v. Bridging the gap between theory and practice: towards a needs-based research agenda.

The impact of post-disaster reconstruction on affected communities’ livelihoods and on their resilience to future disasters cannot be analysed immediately after the reconstruction period is over. Yet, much research draws conclusions about the appropriateness of various reconstruction approaches based on research carried out during or shortly after their implementation. Significantly less attention has been given to the long-term changes triggered by reconstruction, and on whether the vulnerability of the concerned communities to eventual future disasters is indeed mitigated.

By inviting research-based papers on the long-term impact of disaster responses the conference aims at filling this gap. Within the framework of this session the main conference organizers will also have the opportunity to share the findings of their on-going research project on long-term impacts of reconstruction programs in India with the international scientific community, policy makers, and professionals...


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What is included in the event fee

For details on registration fees please visit the conference website

The conference registration fee includes:

i. Accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunches and dinners) for the duration of the conference (4 nights: arrival on Sunday 26 May 2013, departure on Thursday 30 May 2013).

ii. Participation to oral, poster and discussion sessions of the conference

iii. Conference documentation

iv. Coffee breaks during conference.

v. Welcome reception on Sunday 26 May 2013.

vi. Social dinner

vii. Excursion.


Target audience

All from high income country,low income country,students and travel agents are invited to participate in the upcoming conference which will be held in Ascona, Switzerland on 26-30th May 2013.

How to register

Registration is online only. There are preferential rates for early bird registration before 10 February 2013. Please register once you know that your attendance is definite and only when you are ready to pay the conference fees.

Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Information Management, Recovery, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Social Impacts & Resilience, Vulnerable Populations
Countries:
Switzerland
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