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Structural Safety Networks & Communities

Confined Masonry Network

Confined Masonry Network is a network of experts from various countries who are committed to:
- Improving the design and construction quality of confined masonry in areas where it is currently used;
- Introducing confined masonry construction in regions where it can reduce seismic risks.

An alternative construction technology, using the same construction materials, is 'Confined Masonry' construction. Confined masonry is a construction system where the masonry walls are built first, and the concrete columns and beams are poured in afterwards to enclose (confine) the wall. It has typically performed well in past earthquakes worldwide, when built according to code requirements. Its satisfactory earthquake performance is due to the joint action of masonry walls and their confining elements.

Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT) CoP

The Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT) is a training program designed to increase awareness and knowledge of environmentally sustainable disaster response approaches. The GRRT is made of ten modules which are designed to be delivered in a one-day training workshop: (i) opportunities after disasters - introduction to green recovery and reconstruction; (ii) project design; (iii) monitoring and evaluation; (iv) environmental impact assessment tools and techniques; (v) green guide to strategic site selection and development; (vi) green guide to materials and the supply chain; (vii) green guide to construction; (viii) green guide to water and sanitation; (ix) green guide to livelihoods; and (x) green guide to disaster risk reduction and greening organizational operations.

LinkedIn group on Landscape Architects for Disaster Reduction and Response (LADRR)

LADRR is an open special interest group created for LinkedIn to promote the position of landscape architects and other green professionals in disaster (risk) management.

Making Cities Resilient: World disaster reduction campaign 2010-2015

Help shape the 2010-2015 world disaster reduction campaign: Building resilient cities. Is your city ready?
  • Language: English
  • Members: 901
  • How to participate: Sign up to participate in the campaign and join the discussion. Nominate a role model city or champion.
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Smart Growth Network (USA)

In 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined with several non-profit and government organizations to form the Smart Growth Network (SGN). The Network was formed in response to increasing community concerns about the need for new ways to grow that boost the economy, protect the environment, and enhance community vitality. The Network's partners include environmental groups, historic preservation organizations, professional organizations, developers, real estate interests; local and state government entities.

The SGN works to encourage development that serves the economy, community and the environment. It is a forum for:
* Raising public awareness of how growth can improve community quality of life;
* Promoting smart growth best practices;
* Developing and sharing information, innovative policies, tools and ideas;
* Cultivating strategies to address barriers to and advance opportunities for smart growth.

  • Members: 7111
  • How to participate: For more information please contact: International City/County Management Association (ICMA) 777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20002-4201 +1 202.289.ICMA | fax +1 202.962.3500 Email: membership@icma.org
  • Website: http://www.smartgrowth.org

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