The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) COBRA 2010 research conference

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) COBRA 2010 research conference held at Dauphine Université Paris, France, on 2-3 September 2010 featured a Disaster Management stream organised by the Centre for Disaster Resilience.

Contributions were invited for the themed session on Disaster Management, which aimed to stimulate ideas arising from research by exploring the range of perspectives from which the construction industry was able to contribute towards improved resilience to disasters and by facilitating the dissemination of the existing knowledgebase. These took the form of scholarly written papers for presentation at the COBRA conference by their authors.

All contributions were subjected to prior peer-review and was published in the formal proceedings of the RICS COBRA 2010 conference. Contributions were also encouraged from postgraduate researchers in the field bringing together the international postgraduate community in the field to present and discuss their research. Accordingly, a stream of activities dedicated for postgraduate researchers in Disaster Management was held and there was a dedicated stream of developmental papers for postgraduate researchers.

Other features included:

  • Best paper award in collaboration with The International Journal of the Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Selected papers will be published in The International Journal of the Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Special session for Postgraduate researchers researching in Disaster Management
  • Q & A session on Disaster Management research

This special session was chaired by Centre’s Dr Chamida Pathirage