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  • 8th International Conference on Building Resilience (ICBR'2018) Global Disaster Resilience Centre
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
    University of Coimbra
    University of Huddersfield
    University of Lisbon


    Date: 14 - 16 Nov 2018
    Country: Portugal
    City/State: Lisbon
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8th International Conference on Building Resilience (ICBR'2018)

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC)
University of Coimbra
University of Huddersfield
University of Lisbon (UL)

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 14 - 16 Nov 2018 Location: Portugal (Lisbon) Venue: University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture

Risk and Resilience in practice: Vulnerabilities, Displaced People, Local Communities and Heritages

The Building Resilience Conference is an annual international conference exploring resilience as a useful framework of analysis for how society can cope with the threat of natural and human induced hazards.  The 2018 edition is organised by the University of Lisbon, the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield (UK), in association with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). 

Risk and Resilience are focal concepts in the international agenda. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the World Humanitarian Summit expressed global goals and priorities, providing key documents that set the pace and path of both risk and resilience research and practice for the years to come. The 8th ICBR aims to be a stimulating arena for sharing and discussion of risk and resilience theoretical and governance referential in the light of the ideas that are shaping our common future, developing innovative tools and best practices in reducing risk and building resilience.

The science community, the private sector, the NGOs, policy makers and practitioners from multi-level and multi-sector domains related to risk governance and action are invited to participate, bringing their knowledge, concerns and expectations in regard to the cross-application of social, financial, technological, design, engineer and naturebased approaches that try to address the higher-and-rising global priorities set in those referential. The 2018 edition of the ICBR invites to a special focus on strengthening the global knowledge base on vulnerability, forced displaced people, local communities, particularly those living in informal areas and disaster-prone rural environments, as well as heritages at risk, namely cultural landscapes, old settlements, vernacular architecture, monuments as well as intangible assets comprising the set of ideas, practices, beliefs, traditions and values that create a group’s cultural identity.

Event website: http://2018.buildresilience.org/



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