Workshop Presentations

Innovation, Diversity and Sustainable Development in Areas of Social Vulnerability

Organized by the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD) on November 17 and 18, 2012, this workshop brought together researchers, policy makers, and representatives from FEMA and other government agencies and nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. They examined best practices and lessons learned in reducing the socio-economic impact of various forms of disasters on vulnerable communities throughout the world. The presenters are listed below along with links to either the power point presentations they gave at the workshop or the abstract representing their work.

   Link to Power Point Presentation
                or Abstract

  Presenter                       Affiliation                  Email
Racial Diversity as a Positive Variable for the Construction of Strategies to Tackle Ethnic and Racial Prejudice in Brazilian Ana Paula Brandão Community Mobilization and Coordination of Canal Futura / FRM

A Broke and Broken System Behind Bars: Is the Bolivian Prison an Unexpectedly Successful Model of Prison Entrepreneurship?

Cristal Downing MA Candidate
Latin American Studies, NYU
New Classifications in the Tourism Business and Sustainable Development Aida Yarira Reyes Escalante Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Administración
Legal Solution for Gender Based Violence in Haitian Tent Camps Chantal Healey Haiti Projects
Japan: Eight Months After the Earthquake Takeshi Hikihara Consul General of Japan in Boston  
Social Vulnerability, Diversity and Resilience: the Case of Lagos Megacity, Nigeria & Urbanization, Vulnerability and Resilience in the Urban Fringe of Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria Adetokunbo Oluwole Ilesanmi Department of Architecture
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Indicators of Social Vulnerability and Sustainable Development Oluwatoyin Olatundun Ilesanmi Redeemer’s University
Redemption Camp
Gathering Around Fire at Times of Crisis and Reconstruction Aki Ishida Aki Ishida Architect PLLC, New York, NY, Principal Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Professor (until Dec. 2011) Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Assistant Professor (from January, 2012)
The Philanthropic Response to the 3/11 Disasters in Japan David Janes United States Japan Foundation  
Minimizing Risk for Sexual Victimization and Perpetration: Addressing the Vulnerabilities Exacerbated by Disaster, Conflict, and Poverty Alisa Klein Special Consultant, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Understanding the Many Communities that Comprise the U.S. & Identifying Factors Associated with Resilience and Vulnerability Within those Communities Ji Sun Lee    
The Long Journey Forward - The Aftermath of the 3/11 Crisis in Japan Regge Life    
Meeting the Unique Needs of Children in Disasters Bruce Lockwood Former Commissioner
National Commission on Children and Disasters
Providing Resilience & Preparedness Training Assisting with Community Building Richard Lumb Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Empowering Somali Children and Youth to Embrace Peace Building through Tolerance, Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution Robin Lush McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston
Enhancing Preparedness Effort to Meet the Diverse Needs of People in Urban Areas: An Approach to Mitigating Public Health and Safety Consequences in American Cities S. Atyia Martin Director, DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, Boston Emergency Medical Services
In the Spirit on Konbit Vinita Oberoi Epidemiology
Tulane University
Social Vulnerability and Climate Justice: Community-based Strategies for Political Engagement Patricia E. Perkins Environmental Studies
York University
Physical Activity as an Educational and Empowerment Tool for Persons with Disabilities Michele Santos da Cruz School of Arts Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo
Getting Real: Disability Inclusive Emergency Planning
for the Whole Community
Marcie Roth Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Federal Emergency Management Agency  
The Changing Face of Disaster: New Challenges and Needs in Tohoku - 8 Months After the Crisis Dave Santulli United Planet
When Life-Giving Water Becomes a Threat: People of the Lagoon Overcome Natural Disaster in Venezuela Ana Servigna Anthropology Department
Rollins College
Through New Eyes and Gentle Hands: My Journey With Five Belizean Educarers and One Parent to See Young Children as Competent Human Beings Diana Suskind Early Childhood
Fitchburg State College
Central Vietnam – Struggling Towards an Effective Strategy of Flood Resistance and Sustainable Development for a Suffering Population Lien Dieu To    
Empty Lots: Success or Failure of Sustainable Urbanization and Development Against Flooding? Jennifer Trivedi Anthropology Department, University of Iowa
NGO Activities in the Aftermath of 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake---its Achievements and Challenges Yuka Uchida    
Communication, Inequalities and Emergency Planning in the 21st Century K. Viswanath Harvard School of Public Health
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center
From Shoulder Hug to a Full Embrace: Interracial Alliance Building in Post-Katrina New Orleans Jasmine Waddell Sustainable International Development MA program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Serving the Whole Community W. Russell "Russ" Webster Federal Preparedness Coordinator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region I

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