This is the only journal in the field to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to disasters that damage or destroy the built environment. Although the origins and causes of disasters are varied, the consequences to human society are frequently similar: extensive loss of life, particularly among vulnerable members of a community; economic losses, hindering development goals; destruction of the built and natural environment, increasing vulnerability; and, widespread disruption to local institutions and livelihoods, disempowering the local community. In particular, it aims at developing the skills and knowledge of the built environment professions and will strengthen their capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction to mitigate the effects of disasters nationally and internationally. The journal publishes original and refereed material that contributes to the advancement of the research and practice, and provides contributing authors with an opportunity to disseminate their research and experience to a broad audience.
The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to: Disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction; Disaster risk reduction; Physical, social and economic resilience in the built environment; Reconstruction and sustainable development; Participatory approaches to reconstruction; Empowerment of women and vulnerable groups; Project management for post-disaster reconstruction; Waste management; Business continuity management; Knowledge management; Governance and transparency; Corporate social responsibility; Law and regulatory frameworks; Conflict sensitive reconstruction; and, Social impact of reconstruction.
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The Journal is Indexed in: British Library, Construction and Building Abstracts, ICONDA - The International Construction Database, Business Source Premier (EBSCO), ABI INFORM Global (ProQuest), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (ProQuest), INSPEC and SCOPUS. The SCOPUS impact factor for the journal in 2013 is one of the highest for a new journal.
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Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK
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What would it be like to live in a world in which government authorities, businesses, communities and individuals work together to create a society that is able to withstand the effects of unforeseen events and threats? At the Global Disaster Resilience Centre we are working with stakeholders at the global, national and local level to make this happen.
The Global Disaster Resilience Centre is committed to excellence in research, education and advocacy to improve the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
With growing population and infrastructures, the world’s exposure to hazards is increasing. When disaster strikes, communities may need to be rebuilt physically economically and socially. At the same time, it is vital that any reconstruction activity pro-actively considers how to protect people and their environment, and reduce a community’s vulnerability.
The Global Disaster Resilience Centre is part of the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield in the UK. In November 2013, the University of Huddersfield was awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year. The University excels in enterprise and innovation and in 2012, was named the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
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7th International Conference on Building Resilience
Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction
Date: 27-29 November 2017
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Venue: Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok
The 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, with the theme 'Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction', is jointly organised by the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, and Chiang Mai University, Naresuan University and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Thailand.
Reducing disaster risk is an issue cutting across different sectors, which requires trans-disciplinary and trans-boundary approaches with the support of the natural and social sciences, including for natural hazards and applied fields such as health, agriculture, economics, environment, engineering and technology. Science can and should play an important role in reducing risk and building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction charts the global course over the next 15 years. During the consultations and negotiations that led to its finalization, strong calls were made to develop practical, evidence based guidance to support implementation, ensure engagement and ownership of action by all stakeholders, and strengthen accountability in disaster risk reduction.
This conference will bring together the full diversity of the science community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to share state of the art research, and discuss how the science community will best support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
The conference will also consider ways to support integration of Sendai with the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals).
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- Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK
- Naresuan University, Thailand
- Chiang Mai University University, Thailand
- Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand
In Association with
- Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities, Sri Lanka
- United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
- International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
- Advancing Skill Creation to Enhance Transformation (ASCENT), an EU Erasmus+ project partners
- Web site: www.buildresilience.org/2017
The International Conference on Building Resilience series was established in 2006 by Professors Dilanthi Amaratunga and Richard Haigh, now at the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield in the UK.
The first conference was held in 2008 at Heritance Kandalama near Dambulla in Sri Lanka. Since then, the conference has been held in Sri Lanka (2011, 2013), the UK (2014), Australia (2015) and New Zealand (2016).
These conferences brought together major international networks to address global challenges and advance research agendas. 2017 will be the first time the conference has been held in Thailand.
For more information about the conference series, please click here