Thursday, October 24, 2013

Upcoming Papers

Two papers have been generated by the team in the area of disaster management for the upcoming AUBEA conference to be held in Auckland from 20-22 November. The first is an agenda setting paper, exploring the context of New South Wales and its exposure to disaster risk, a particularly timely output as we are currently experiencing extreme wildfire conditions in the region and the debate around climate change and resilience is on the table once more. The second paper explores the conditions that must be created in order to fully engage the commercial construction industry in post-disaster reconstruction. The study identifies the key barriers to engagement and argues for extensive benefits to both the humanitarian sector and the construction industry through closer collaboration, formulating a framework to define a potential path forward. The full papers will be presented at AUBEA and will be available thereafter. 


PAPER 1


DEFINING A RESEARCH AGENDA FOR SLOW-ONSET DISASTER RESEARCH IN THE HUNTER REGION, NSW
J. Von Meding1, R. Le Goff1, G. Brewer1, J. MacKee1, T. Gajendran1, S. Crick2
1University of Newcastle, Australia
2Parsons Brinckerhoff


PAPER 2


ENGAGING THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN A POST-DISASTER CONTEXT
J. von Meding1, A. McVeigh1, Z. Amiri2, C. Burke3
University of Newcastle, Australia
2 Alaodoleh Semnani Institute of Higher Education, Iran
Queen’s University Belfast, UK     


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