Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction International Conference

Event Start Date: May 09, 2014 - 8 a.m.
Event End Date: May 09, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Campus Center Ballroom
Event Cost: $500 registration fee

Workshop Overview

Explore and examine how disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and sustainable reconstruction after disasters will be addressed in context of architectural, planning, and engineering education.

Through this international workshop, discussions will be held on curricular opportunities such as online short courses, continuing education options, curricular suggestions for schools in countries most vulnerable to catastrophic disasters, and joint degree programs for schools with appropriate expertise in the topic.

Who should attend

Representatives of regulatory agencies, professional associations, foundations supporting educational initiatives, and academic societies--as well as academic institutions--are encouraged to attend.

The workshop's interdisciplinary presentations will also be of interest to NGO and governmental representatives, architects, engineers, planners (regional/city/urban/community/neighborhood/economic/social) and allied professionals, representatives of funding agencies, and public policy makers.


  • Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD),
    McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Boston Architectural College
  • School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation,
    Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island

Learn more about

  • workshop objectives
  • suggested themes
  • registration ($120 fee)

Further information about the workshop, please email: crscad@umb.edu or call 617.287.7116


The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters is part of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

Through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, the center offers several certificate programs on global post-disaster studies and emergency preparedness.


For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.