disaster recovery

earthquake in nepal

A new UN-HABITAT global lecture from UNSW Professor David Sanderson provides ten takeaways for improving humanitarian action after disasters.

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The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.

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Early in his architectural career Professor David Sanderson had an epiphany while working at a low income housing project that changed his career direction to one of an aid worker. He is the editor of the 2016 Red Cross World Disasters Report.

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Join UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs and 12 UNSW experts as they share what keeps them up at night. UNSOMNIA - Thursday December 1st, Leighton Hall UNSW.

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Twin earthquakes devastated Nepal in 2015, but the political aftershocks have exposed much deeper faultlines, write Hemant Ojha and Krishna Shrestha. 

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During the cyclone that lashed Vanuatu in March 2015 it was the curved traditional thatched huts that withstood the battering. Islanders are realising that the traditional ways of the elders have a lot going for them.