Call for papers - International Conference on Building Resilience

Call for papers - International Conference on Building Resilience

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Fourth International Conference on Building Resilience, incorporating the third annual meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network.

MediaCityUK, Salford Quays,  9th – 11th September 2014

We are pleased to announce the fourth International Conference on Building Resilience, incorporating the third annual meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network. The event will be held at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, in the North West of England from 9th – 11th September 2014.

The conference is jointly organised by the Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford and the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, in association with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Making Cities Resilient: ‘My City is getting ready!’ campaign.

The conference will explore the concept of resilience as a useful framework of analysis for how society can cope with the threat of hazards, helping to understand attributes that enable physical, socio-cultural, politico-economic and natural systems to adapt, by resistance or changing in order to reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning.

The conference incorporates the following special features:

  • Research papers subject to double blind peer review by an international scientific committee
  • Themes that promote inter-disciplinary working
  • Awards for best papers and special issue linked to the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Hosting of the UN Making cities resilient campaign steering committee meeting
  • Hyogo Framework for Action Phase 2 consultation activity
  • ANDROID residential doctoral school.

We welcome contributions from industry practitioners, researchers and academics. The themes of the conference are designed to promote inter-disciplinary working and include, but are not limited to:

  1. Resilience
  2. Built environment
  3. Communication
  4. Disaster risk
  5. Health and wellbeing
  6. Social resilience
  7. Governance
  8. Education

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31st January 2014, will full papers expected by 4th April 2014.

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