Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

Reconstruction with Vulnerable Populations after the Cameras Have Gone

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Conferences and Events

Learn more about our next conference in 2018.

CRSCAD regularly hosts international conferences and workshops that bring together post-disaster stakeholders including representatives from

  • government
  • humanitarian and disaster relief organizations
  • the nonprofit and non-governmental sectors
  • researchers
  • first responders
  • students of global post-disaster studies

A key focus is always on the full participation of vulnerable populations in planning for disaster response and mitigation as well as post–disaster rebuilding.

  • women
  • children
  • people with disabilities
  • the elderly
  • the poor

These events provide for an exchange of ideas, best practices, and lessons learned and serve to build a worldwide community that is better informed and enabled to prepare for, respond to, and finally rebuild sustainable communities after disasters.

Upcoming Conference

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Past Conferences and Workshops

2015 Rebuilding Sustainable Communities in Afghanistan: The Way Forward

2014 Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction: The Role of Architectural, Planning and Engineering Education

2012 Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters in China: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

2011 Innovation, Diversity and Sustainable Development in Areas of Social Vulnerability

2010 Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with the Elderly and Disabled People

2010 Haiti: After the Cameras Have Gone

2008 Rebuilding Sustainable Communities for Children and their Families after Disasters

2007 Iraq: Policies, Programs and Projects

2010 Conference: Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with the Elderly and Disabled People


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