Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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About Us

The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters is the only institution of its kind dedicated to raising awareness and possessing the expertise necessary for long-term sustainable reconstruction.

CRSCAD truly encompasses the multidisciplinary approach to sustainability and disaster relief.

Examples of disasters are framed by: bad governance and poverty, environmental pollution, HIV/AIDS, wars and conflicts, severe weather-related events, earthquakes, large-scale attacks on civilian populations, technological catastrophes, and influenza pandemics.

We accomplish our mission, in part, by:

  • Engaging in multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research activities
  • Assisting local, national and international agencies as well as the victims of disasters to develop practical, sustainable and long-term solutions to the social, economic and environmental consequences of disasters
  • Providing expert advice and training to communities which have been devastated by disasters
  • Training post-disaster managers worldwide for the challenges of the 21st century through an 18-credit graduate certificate program and three, non-credit, professional development certificates, offered in conjunction with UMass Boston's College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS)

Office Location

Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
University of Massachusetts Boston
Healey Library, 10th floor, Room 1
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

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