Presenting our research at IIIRR Conference

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:54:00 BST

Dr Chamindi Malalgoda, together with GDRC PhD Researchers Chathu Jayakodi, Pournima Sridarran and Maheshika Sakalasuriya took part at the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, which was held from 5th to 7th August the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Chamindi facilitated a workshop Professional education in disaster resilience in the built environment, linking with the CADRE Research project. The aim of the workshop was twofold: to present the DProf framework that has developed to address the knowledge gaps, and identify key themes that need further investigation; and to investigate the applicability of the DProf framework to the Sri Lankan context.

In addition, following papers were also presented by our researchers:

  • The need of Planning and Designing Public Open Spaces as a strategy for Disaster Resilient Urban Cities – Chathu Jayakodi
  • The consequences of post conflict reconstruction: a review of literature - Maheshika Sakalasuriya
  • Community integration and participation to improve the built environment of the Post- Disaster Involuntary Relocations - Pournima Sridarran

Photo: (L to R): Chathu Jayakody, Pournima Sridarran and Chamindi Malalgoda

All above papers together with Chamindi’s paper entitled “Professional education in disaster resilience in the built environment” were published in the conference proceedings and will be available  to read via open access via the University of Huddersfield repository at:

The International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR) is a multi-university international consortium which provides overall leadership in research, education, planning, design and implementation for natural disaster related mitigation, resilience enhancement, and reconstruction projects.

GDRC’s Professors Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh and Bingu Ingirige are members of the IIIRR.

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