Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Conferences and Events

CRSCAD regularly hosts international conferences and workshops that bring together post-disaster stakeholders including representatives from government, humanitarian and disaster relief organizations, the non-profit and non-governmental sectors, researchers, and first responders as well as students of global post disaster studies. A key focus is always on the full participation of vulnerable populations—women, children, people with disabilities, the elderly, the poor--in planning for disaster response and mitigation as well as post–disaster rebuilding. 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

2015 Conference: Rebuilding Sustainable Communities in Afghanistan: The Way Forward

2016 Conference: Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction: Capacity Building for Equitable Planning and Development

Past Conferences and Workshops

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

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

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

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

2010 Workshop: Haiti: After the Cameras Have Gone

2008 Conference: Rebuilding Sustainable Communities for Children and their Families after Disasters

2007 Conference: Iraq: Policies, Programs and Projects

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


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CRSCAD Partners

The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters collaborates with a number of international partners, including FEMA and United Planet. Read More 

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