GDRC paper presentations at Building Resilience Conference

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:46:00 BST

GDRC members have had several research papers presented and published at the recently held 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, from 7-9th of September, 2016.

The 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016, with the theme “Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected” is proudly organized jointly by the University of Auckland’s Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction, and the Construction Management Groups at Massey University and the University of Auckland.

The Building Resilience Conference is 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.

GDRC presentations included:

  • Mainstreaming Disaster Resilience within the Construction Process – presented by Dilanthi Amaratunga
  • The role of accountability within disaster risk governance – presented byRichard Haigh
  • Making cities resilient to disaster: “new” ten essentials – presented byDilanthi Amaratunga,
  • Local governments and disaster risk reduction: a conceptual framework – presented by Chamindi Malalgoda
  • Consequences of involuntary relocations that affect the process of recovery: a literature review. Pournima Sridarran (presented by Kaushal Keraminiyage)
  • The use of public open spaces to enhance the coastal urban cities’ resilience to tsunamis. ChathuranganeeJayakody (presented by Chamindi Malalgoda)
  • Analysing the consequences of post conflict reconstruction.
    Maheshika Sakalasuriya (presented by Chamindi Malalgoda)

Photo: Prof. Richard Haigh delivering his presentation

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