2014 Conference: Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction
The Role of Architectural, Planning, and Engineering Education
May 8-10, 2014
Location: University of Massachusetts Boston
An event of the
- Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD), McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University o f Massachusetts Boston
- Boston Architectural College
- School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
In collaboration with a number of partners and co-sponsors
- Conference overview
- Conference objectives
- Conference themes
- Who should attend?
- Submission of abstracts
The conference will explore and examine how disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and sustainable reconstruction after disasters will be addressed in context of architectural, planning and engineering education. Through this international conference, discussions will be held on curricular opportunities such as online short courses, continuing education options, curricular suggestions for schools in countries most vulnerable to catastrophic disasters, and joint degree programs for schools with appropriate expertise in the topic.
Representatives of regulatory agencies, professional associations, foundations supporting educational initiatives, and academic societies--as well as academic institutions--are encouraged to attend.
- Colleges and universities will incorporate learning opportunities with respect to this subject in curricula
- Funding agencies will designate projects addressing these issues as a priority
- Accrediting and validating agencies will require evidence of learning as a condition of accreditation/validation
- Regulatory and professional associations will offer, and require, course work covering these subject areas
- How accreditation and validation systems might impact curricular requirements in colleges and universities
- Possible funding incentives for faculty and institutional engagement in curricular reform
- How and where in a curriculum disaster mitigation and sustainable reconstruction can be introduced and implemented successfully
- The influence of online and continuing education opportunities that could affect professional development in engineering, planning, architecture and design communities
- Future trends in education (serious gaming, social networking, etc.) and how they might address the expertise needed for sustainable reconstruction after disasters
- The ethical and political implications inherent in planning curricula
- Other topics proposed by participants.
We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and proposals presented by educators, scholars, researchers, governmental and NGO representatives, architects, engineers, planners (regional/city/urban/community/neighborhood/economic/social) and allied professionals, representatives of funding agencies, and public policymakers.
Abstracts will be accepted in English
- Abstracts (200 words); and, a Biographical sketch (150 words) should be sent as e-mail attachments (in Word format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the subject line of the e-mail, please write "CRSCAD MAY 2014 CONFERENCE"
- Deadline for the submission of abstracts – December 3, 2013
- Notification of acceptance of abstracts – Within ten days of receipt
This includes two lunches, two dinners, a reception and conference materials. It does not include accommodation in Boston, airfare, or ground transportation. The fee should be paid (in US funds) by international money order, credit card, or a check drawn on a United States bank payable to the "University of Massachusetts Boston.”
Extended deadline for presenters: Registration and the payment of fees will be due on February 15, 2014.
For attendees who are not presenting, you can pay up until the day of the workshop.
For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please go to www.ada.umb.edu
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