Research Seminar

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 02:00 pm — Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 04:00 pm

Location Room A05, PSB Academy City Campus #03-200, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594

Join us in an upcoming Research Seminar this October as our Lecturer, Dr Farnaz Arefian presents her research based on a peer-reviewed book published in 2018 by Springer International Publishing titled ‘Organising Post-Disaster Reconstruction Processes’.

City formation and maintenance - whether pre or post destructive crisis - rely on the delivery of urban projects and programmes. ‘Build Back Better’ is one of the priorities for action in the Sendai Framework, 2015-2030, endorsed by international community. It is expected that recovery and reconstruction activities must contribute to building the resilience of cities and communities. In practice, this means facilitating change through integrating resilience-building strategies, policies and regulations in recovery and reconstruction projects/ programmes, which are already complex in an aftermath of a crisis. Here is when the problem of “how to” arises. While the current international expectations emphasise on ‘what’ an ideal recovery-reconstruction should deliver, the question of ‘how’ remains underexplored.