Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

Reconstruction with Vulnerable Populations after the Cameras Have Gone

Maps & Directions


The following are some of CRSCAD's partners:

United Planet
Center for Homeland Defense & Security
Earthspark International
Indonesian Delegation
University Officials from Baghdad


CRSCAD collaborates with United Planet
CRSCAD and United Planet began collaborating in January 2012.  UP is an international nonprofit organization based in Boston that strives to create a world in which all people understand, respect, and support one another. United Planet volunteers work in areas of need around the world, including disaster recovery, education, women’s empowerment, social entrepreneurship, support for the elderly, and more in over 40 countries.

CRSCAD and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security
CHDS conducts a wide range of programs focusing on assisting current and future leaders in Homeland Defense and Security to develop the policies, strategies, programs and organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism in the United States.

CRSCAD and Earthspark International sign Memorandum of Understanding
In January 2009,  Earthspark International and the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston agreed to work together with the goal of establishing cooperative initiatives between both entities, in particular to forming a Sustainable Use of Energy Education Program in CRSCAD, in compliance with Section 108 of the Massachusetts Green Communities Act. These agreements will be based on the principal of equality and mutual benefit that will include setting up special education, courses, special energy programs, and joint academic research. Learn more

FEMA Officials visit Center
On March 7, 2008, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visited the College to discuss disaster preparedness and recovery and to plan future cooperation between the agency and the University.

Indonesian Delegation Visits Center
On February 29, 2008, a high level delegation from Indonesia visited the College to discuss the rebuilding effort following the devastating 2004 tsunami that struck Aceh and to plan future cooperation.

University Officials from Baghdad Visit Center
On July 11, 2006, CPCS welcomed a delegation of Iraqi university officials. Story on University of Massachusetts President's Office International Relations website: "Rebuilding Iraq: UMass Boston Reaches Out to University Officials from Baghdad."

Giving to UMass Boston

Bring hope to people affected by disasters through a gift to the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters.

Give Now