6th International Conference on Building Resilience 2016: Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected

Meeting or Conference
Massey University; University of Auckland
07-09 Sep 2016
New Zealand (Auckland)
Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Rd


The Building Resilience Conference is a an annual international conference exploring resilience as a useful framework of analysis for how society can cope with the threat of natural and human induced hazards. This is the sixth event in the Building Resilience Conference series and follows on from previous successful events.

The vibrant annual international Building Resilience Conference series brings together researchers, educators and industry practitioners involved in natural hazards and disaster resilience across the globe, providing participants with a strong platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, disciplinary reflections, institutional exchange and collective growth.

2016’s conference is co-hosted by The University of Auckland and Massey University, New Zealand. The Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) at School, of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield, UK will be a key partner of this event and will be collaborating closely with the hosts in making this event a success. The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment will also be partnering with this event.

Authors are invited to submit the title and an abstract for consideration for oral or poster presentations of about 250 words by online abstract submission form using the event website.

Papers on a broad range of topics related to Building Resilience are invited. All papers will be reviewed by 2 peers and the proceedings including full papers will be provided at the conference. Selected high quality papers will be published in the special issue of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.

Themes of the Conference:

  • Resilient Cities

  • Resilient Governance and Leadership

  • Resilience and the Sendai Framework

  • Resilient Communities

  • Resilient Buildings and Infrastructure

  • Resilience Measurements

  • Resilient Recovery and Build Back Better

  • Educating for Resilience

  • Researching Resilience

  • Resilience, Risks and Sustainability

  • Culture and diversity

  • Resilient Organisations

Key Dates

  • 14 March 2016: Abstract submission close

  • 21 March 2016: Abstracts notification

  • 21 March 2016: Registration opens

  • 21 March 2016: Final paper submissions open

  • 02 May 2016: Final paper submissions close

  • 31 May 2016: Final paper notifications sent

  • 01 July 2016: Early Bird Registration close

  • 29 August 2016: Registration closes

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