Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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Workshop Presentations

Presentations from the CRSCAD
International Workshop:
Innovation, Diversity and Sustainable Development in Areas of Social Vulnerability

Organized by the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD) on November 17th and 18th, 2012, this workshop brought together researchers, policy makers, and representatives from FEMA and other government agencies and non-profit 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 anapaula@frm.org.br

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

Cristal Downing M.A. Candidate, Latin American Studies, NYU cristal.downing@gmail.com
New Classifications in the Tourism Business and Sustainable Development Aida Yarira Reyes Escalante Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Administración yarisue@yahoo.com.mx
Legal Solution for Gender Based Violence in Haitian Tent Camps Chantal Healey Haiti Projects chantalhealey@gmail.com
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 aoikcom@yahoo.com
Indicators of Social Vulnerability and Sustainable Development Oluwatoyin Olatundun Ilesanmi Redeemer’s University, Redemption Camp toytundun@yahoo.com
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) aki@akiishida.com
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 alisaklein@yahoo.com
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
lockwoodbruce@comcast.net
Providing Resilience & Preparedness Training Assisting with Community Building Richard Lumb Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security rclumb@gmail.com
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 at University of Massachusetts Boston robin.lush1000@gmail.com
Enhancing Prepardness Effort to Meet the Diverse Needs of People in Urban Areas: An Approach to Mitigating Publis Health and Safety Consequences in American Cities S. Atyia Martin Director, DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, Boston Emergency Medical Services martin_a@bostonems.org
In the Spirit on Konbit Vinita Oberoi Epidemiology, Tulane University Voberoi@tulane.edu
Social Vulnerability and Climate Justice: Community-based Strategies for Political Engagement Patricia E. Perkins Environmental Studies, York University esperk@yorku.ca
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 cruzmichele@usp.br
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 dave@unitedplanet.org
When Life-Giving Water Becomes a Threat: People of the Lagoon Overcome Natural Disaster in Venezuela Ana Servigna Anthropology Department, Rollins College aservign@syr.edu
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 jennifer-trivedi@uiowa.edu
NGO Activities in the Aftermath of 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake---its Achievements and Challenges Yuka Uchida    
Communitcation, Inequalities and Emergency Planning in the 21st Century K. Viswanath Harvard School of Public Health
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center
vish_viswanath@dfci.harvard.edu
From Shoulder Hug to a Full Embrace: Interracial Alliance Building in Post-Katrina New Orleans Jasmine Waddell Sustainable International Development M.A. program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University jwaddell@brandeis.edu
Serving the Whole Community W. Russell "Russ" Webster Federal Preparedness Coordinator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region I william.webster2@fema.dhs.gov